2 Chipotle Bowls a Day: The (Delicious) Power of Routine
When I first read the headline I thought that’s a great rationalization for being obsessed with Chipotle. My next thought, I want Chipotle right now.
Before you also get the craving and leave know that this Jazz Drummer and Entrepreneur inspired me. A year ago I set a goal to write more. I accomplished that goal using his method for lowering activation energy and setting up an easy routine/system.
Yoni’s creative process begins with his Chipotle system to save time and mental energy.
“Anchoring your routine around something by eliminating unnecessary choices to consume and shift mental and physical energy toward the projects that truly deserve them.”
Routines provide stability and channel your energy.
Yoni’s 2 bowls a day Chipotle routine inspired me to set a writing routine while I was stuck working on a Drillship.
He makes an interesting analogy with jazz drumming: his fundamental drum beat is Chipotle. All the variations and creative fills occur because of his fundamental beat.
Besides making me want Chipotle, I reflected on the time I devote to planning, buying, preparing, cooking, eating and cleaning up for meals. This is probably why I write more offshore than when I am onshore. I love to cook, but it definitely cuts back available time and energy to write.
Achieving creative bliss by lowering Activation Energy
Yoni eats healthy delicious meals, then put his time toward being a professional drummer. When I first read this article about a year ago I wanted to begin writing more on my blog. So I decided to set up a system.
–Write 2 sentences a day
If I wanted to write more each day I would, and I usually did. But setting such an easy goal made it laughably easy. And as my man Mr. Money Mustache has said,
” small efforts, repeated over time, will almost always surprise you.”
Sometimes I don’t write on days, but I’ve never stopped by being discouraged because the goal of 2 sentences was so low.
Lowering the activation energy of those tasks by eliminating the excuse that I don’t have time has proved to be the catalyst for incorporating writing into my daily routine.
I have a word document saved on my computer called 2 sentences a day. I am now at 119 pages and 67,000 words.
Yoni has his 2 bowls, and I have my 2 sentences.
My preference at Chipotle:
Chicken Fajita Bowl with brown rice, black beans, corn salsa, tomatillo green salsa, lettuce and guac.
Always finish Strong.
The Yoni Dina Chipotle Routine on Art Of Charm.com