The photos that accompany these blogs are generally not mine, they are from the free photo stock on WordPress. This is because I am not good at taking photos. Technically the photos I take are not great , probably because I never really think to take them., so I get little practise. I love photos and love it when people share their photos with me, but I don’t get around to taking them myself very often. Sometimes I have a phase of taking lots of photos, and then I forget again. I can go weeks without taking a single snap.
Every time I choose a photo to illustrate this, I regret my lack of photography and I have considered trying to take more photos as I go through my day. In reality that is another challenge and this was about writing, not photographing, so I am trying to resist the temptation to turn this into a bigger task. Keeping things simple does keep me happier. My aim is to write a blog nearly every day. That is what I am doing, so I am persuading myself to rest in that satisfaction for now.
I have a similar view of running, I don’t run very far or for very long, I still cannot get to 5k. But I run, I run three times a week, every week and six months ago I had never run before. So that is an achievement and I feel proud of it. The fact that I am not trying to do more is ok for me, I am getting some cardio vascular exercise, I am getting fresh air and that is all I need.
Keeping a habit easy to do feels like a key to keeping the good habits going.