Read the book Atomic Habits. It is a good book, but not really what I needed for Chess study. I already have some habits, I just need to be sure I am studing the right thing. I think I need to find a book on “learning how to learn” next.
I analyzed all my games this week, even all my blitz games. This is a habit I need to keep doing.
I only won 1 rapid game and lost 6 this week. Mostly due to blundering pieces. I am hopeful that my tactics work will help out, though I am worried that I am working hard on speed in tactics and that may be making me play too fast. That said, I did win 3 of 4 blitz games, but part of that is that I am under 600 in blitz.
I need to find some time for some training games. Games where I can take my time and take the game seriously. I feel like the past couple of weeks I have just been going through the motions of playing games and not taking them very seriously. There is a balance here, between just playing for fun and playing as part of my study plan.
The next book I’m going to read is about “learning how to learn how to play chess.” More about “learning how to learn a new skill.” I am going to start with The Science of Self-Learning and see if I can come up with a personal study plan. Or append my current study plan if needed.