Do you have trouble getting started writing? I do. I sit down in front of the computer, at my desk and then… I check email, I pop open FaceBook to look at FarmTown, I think about making coffee… suddenly it’s an hour later and I still haven’t even opened my writing file. Some would call that self sabotage.
Good Life Zen has a whole list of ideas for establishing your own positive rituals.
For myself I am going to take a look at what I do to begin writing and stop myself at the point where I go off track. If I make coffee first, then bring it to the desk that gets me started in the pattern of beginning to work. If the first thing I do on the computer is pull up my writing files instead of getting sidetracked I am keeping on track too. If I begin reading over what I had already written I am halfway there to writing new content.
Read the whole post from Good Life Zen. There are good ideas there beyond establishing a routine. For me that is the main point but others interlink with it and trying to change your habits is not easy, the more support you can find and build up for yourself, the more likely you are to succeed.