Hey carole, thanks for your kind words. It's awesome seeing all these positive comments in the thread! It's inspiring me to keep it up
The time varies but it's never too long. I'd say typically half an hour to an hour a day. On a few occasions it might have been 90 minutes.
The challenge, however, only requires I spend at least 5 minutes a day.
When trying to form a new habit it's very important to give yourself an easily achievable target. Much better to promise yourself you'll draw for 20 seconds a day and stick to it than commit to 2 hours a day and then miss a day in the first week. If you do the second then you subconsciously you're giving your mind the message "when I take on new habits they never last."
The funny thing is if you just do 20 seconds a day you'll actually end up doing much more than this the vast majority of the time. Humans are funny in that once they start a task they want to finish it. Its getting started that's the hardest part!
Until recently I had a problem of finding it hard to motivate myself to floss. Then I read about starting your habits small so I committed to just flossing ONE tooth every day before I brush. Well of course once you've done one you might as well do the next. I have been flossing every day for months now and I've never actually flossed only one tooth. Go figure...
If anybody is interested I heard about this idea from Stamford Professor BJ Fogg who has a cool little website: http://tinyhabits.com/
Today I continued with part two of the ProkoTV
series on eyes. Not much to add here except that it's harder than it looks! Lots of practice with careful observation is the only way to get better I am quite sure: