Writing a daily email newsletter, or almost daily newsletter on account of food poisoning in New Zealand, is a tremendous exercise in accountability and consistency, but lately the MoaT’s been a bit of drag.
Maybe that’s a bad thing to admit to a dedicated readership, and know that I’m apologizing as profusely as is appropriate in a public place, surrounded by the immaculately bearded.
In moments like these, there’s an Andy Warhol quote I reference:
“Either once only, or every day. If you do something once it’s exciting, and if you do it every day it’s exciting. But if you do it, say, twice or just almost every day, it’s not good anymore.”
I’ve read studies purporting that things acquire a degree of “specialness” when they’re done either every day or once in a blue moon. When it comes to creativity, the once in a blue moon thing tends not to work for me - “specialness” is replaced by crippling over-thought - but every day keeps the perfectionist gremlins at bay.
And, ultimately, I’m dedicating a few minutes each day to mindfulness, which is the whole point.