Yes, it can be done. I can start new habits. And, I can stick with them. Hope I did not just jinx it.
Since last November our church has been praying for every person in our fellowship by name every day. We have a team of about a dozen folks who pray daily. I pray for about one-seventh of our congregation every day. Have kept up with it fairly well. I have only missed a few days, so this has now become a daily habit.
When I began my sabbatical on January 1, I committed to journal every day. Even if I only write a line or two in my journal, I have written something every day. When my sabbatical ended in March, I continued to write every day, and I have not missed a day all year.
So, it looks like I can actually start a new habit. Now I need to tackle serious writing. Maybe I can write something every day on one of my blogs. I just don't want to publish junk.