Prepare for the unexpected. When starting a new habit you will have ups and downs. For me, I wanted to write a weekly newsletter, so it meant a new habit to write a little bit every day and share it every Friday.

This week has been a big down. Last week, my second kid was born, and I haven’t had a single moment to sit down and write anything. I am writing this on my phone while waiting for the first pediatric visit. These moments of “me time” are precious.

As I did not have too much time and energy this week to follow up with the habit I used a trick from Atomic Habits: the two-minute rule. This consists of reducing the habit to the bare minimum. If you want to read more, the goal should be to read 1 page every day:

The point is to master the habit of showing up. The truth is, a habit must be established before it can be improved. If you can’t learn the basic skill of showing up, then you have little hope of mastering the finer details.

So what I did this week was to do a little bit every day. And my main goal was to not skip this issue.

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