The secret to building a daily writing habit: write on the toilet.

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Of course, it doesn’t have to be on the toilet, but what works for me is spending more time writing in idle moments. We have the technology, either through the apps on your phone (Medium, obviously) or in a small pocket notebook. Something that can be on your person at all times.

But let’s face it, “write on the toilet” is a more fun way to remember it.

I have a rule: “hustle while you wait”. It’s a reminder to use my downtime productively. Less doomscrolling, less social media; more meditation, stretching and creative activities. This fits perfectly.

And let’s be honest with ourselves; most of us have a smartphone in our hands in that room anyway.