Any new goal is likely to require a few new habits. They say it takes three to four weeks of consistent effort to make something a habit. Give yourself time and don’t load too many habits at once.

For example, if you’re going to write 1000 words each day you might decide that you need to wake up early each day to write the first 500 and you need to eat lunch at your desk to write the second 500.

Focus on one of those new habits first. Once you’ve succeeded, you can then add the second new habit to your day. Document any new habits you’ll need to adopt to succeed. Once you’ve written them down, number them in order of the most important new habit to the least important new habit. Focus on the #1 habit first.