For something to become a habit it must be done habitually. Through activity we give the essential self, the Being, the true self, the opportunity to live. Any activity whatsoever can become sacred work as long as we are directing the attention inward in a manner that is conducive to changing brain states to allow the real consciousness to become active.
The old Zen saying goes:
"Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water."
It could be further clarified upon by saying:
"During enlightenment chop wood, carry water."
Or perhaps to:
" Before enlightenment post to mad dog blog. During enlightenment post to mad dog blog. After enlightenment post to mad dog blog…"
WARNING: DO NOT WAIT TO FEEL ENLIGHTENED (AKA DOWN WITH YOUR ESSENTIAL SELF) BEFORE CHOPPING WOOD!
Now the idea here is that you may not always manage to change brain states while chopping wood or posting to your blog, but by making the special effort and performing the activity habitually you give yourself the chance.
You will experience periods of over identification in which you will not be able to successfully change states or remember why it is that you keep posting to that damned blog. But if the activity has become truly habitual the habit alone may carry you through until suddenly the real consciousness magickally reappears at the helm.
The deadliest, most horrific, rotten, low down, no good thing that can happen is for your apparent consciousness, (that would be your personality, machine or ordinary personage) to sanction the quitting of the activity and/or the special effort during such a period.
Then not only are you unenlightened but you’re good for nothing to boot!
You are no longer performing an activity in which your real consciousness can reactivate. The bottom line is that in periods of forgetfulness, over identification and general break down remember the "little engine that could" and keep going.
THE HABITS WILL CARRY YOU THROUGH.