I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Establishing New Habits Without Apps ›

I’ve been try­ing to estab­lish some new habits late­ly so this was a time­ly post from CJ Chil­vers. I’ve been using the app Streaks like he men­tions to keep focused on some of my habits, but there is a cer­tain lack of account­abil­i­ty that goes with it. When a big streak gets bro­ken it’s very hard to find the ener­gy to start again.
One thing I’ve found a bit eas­i­er to face when starting—or restarting—a project is to break it down to months. Define the goal, decide to begin it at the start of the next month, and then make sure you’re ready to go in the time in between. The space allows you to process what you’re aim­ing to accom­plish, and allows you the time you need to make sure you’re ready to get going.

Habits of Grace

After my posts and think­ing about dis­ci­pline last week, on Sun­day I decid­ed to order Habits of Grace by David Math­is. It arrived yes­ter­day and the study guide that goes with it is set to arrive either tomor­row or Friday.
It’s a book that’s been on my radar for a while both for it’s sub­ject mat­ter, and if I’m being hon­est, it’s design. I’ve resist­ed buy­ing it in the past because I’m aware I already have a large pile of books to I’ve yet to read, but hav­ing spent some time in prayer, read­ing, and think­ing around this sub­ject I decid­ed it was time to get my fin­ger out and order it.
I’m look­ing for­ward to div­ing in over the next month, all to often it’s easy to start grind­ing things like dis­ci­pline in terms of hob­bies and pas­sions. As a Chris­t­ian ground­ing the desire for dis­ci­pline and self con­trol in God and my faith is of far greater impor­tance. Doing that is far eas­i­er to say than it is to do, and so I’m hop­ing that this book, along with build­ing momen­tum by writ­ing here on my blog will help that mus­cle of dis­ci­pline grow into more areas of my life.