I do it quite often. Let me tell you why.
I have been reading and writing daily for the past 62 days. Yes! I’m on a streak.
It’s not just a challenge anymore; it’s more of a habit.
And how did I do this?
Ans- by telling lies to my brain.
Our brain is quite a fragile organ. It’s sensitive and pretty obedient to our body.
If you hate, say, doing homework, it will find excuses to procrastinate and leave the work undone.
Telling lies to our brains can help in increasing our willpower.
That’s what I have done so far.
So, when I wanted to start writing everyday, I decided to write one answer daily on quora. (My Quora profile)
After a few days, the daily views and upvotes started decreasing. It was disappointing, obviously.
But there’s the catch. I kept on telling lies to my brain. I’d keep on saying-
“Views don’t matter to me. I want to write. For my own. I’ll write. For my own.”
It was a lie. No artist wants his art to be away from the limelight.
Your brain compels your body to do, what you actually ask it to do.
It’s easy. We should try controlling our brain more.
You may call it positive thinking, or visualization, or collaborative working.
Whatever you try to name it… just remember: it works.