Below, I take you through the five keys to self-discipline as a writer. These aren’t prescriptive. They’re for you to test out and mold to your preferences. The definition of self-discipline that I like best is “the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.” You do this in five ways:
Make writing easy
Be your own boss
Understand your beautiful, primitive human brain
These five keys to self-discipline draw on the latest research on behavioral change and parts of James Clear’s blockbuster Atomic Habits. (Blockbuster is an understatement—it’s sold ten million copies in just five years.) Read on!