Writing Assignment: Wear A Rubber Band For One Day, Then Write About It

by Randy Murray on June 14, 2013

It’s easy to forget that you wanted to write today. Our days are busy. Writing takes effort and will power. It takes effort to remember to do it and it takes will power to make time for it.

After a very short time writing can become a habit, just like all of one’s other habits. But starting and establishing that habit is difficult. One must do something to create that new thing: remember to write today.

I’ve found it effective to make that new habit a thing that you are reminded about throughout the entire day. One of the simplest ways is to wear a rubber band around your wrist.

For today’s assignment find a rubber band, one that fits loosely around your wrist, and wear it the entire day. Every time you notice the band take note of where you are and what you’re doing. You don’t need to snap yourself with the rubber band. Just see it and remember WHY you are wearing it.

Then, late in the day, take the band off, put it on the surface in front of you, and write about your day and how it changed, what you noted and remembered, just because you were wearing the band.

For bonus points, select a band of a different color and repeat the exercise the next day. Continue until you find yourself writing every day without having to use a rubber band to remind you.



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