when I picked up BW as a teen we played in LAN party in the basement and only years later I got exposed to online play and started to pick up some of the moves. Over the next 20 years I kind of stayed at that very same D- / 110 APM level, collecting 4 digit mineral-levels and being kind of overwhelmed with the late game. To top it of, I play Terran and while being aware that it's probably the worst race to play at my level - but I am just to stubborn and/or old to change it or learn a new race.
I am not sure what made me pick up the game again a few weeks ago but it only took a few games to get sucked back in and only a few days to get back to my old level of play. And it's frustrating me that I know exactly what is holding me back but I guess the older you get the more difficult it becomes to break your habits. And mine are to not use hotkeys except for scanners and my army. I tried to use location hotkeys or have my factories on them, but once I hit the mid game I just forget about what I had in mind and play like I always have. And since army management for Terran requires a ton of attention I forget making SCVs and units.
So sorry for the long rant and whining, here is the question:
Except for just investing tons of hours, which I don't have with kids and the family, how do I get myself to actually use a good hotkey setup during the game? How do you force yourself to remember to do something different while your mind shifts into auto pilot? For me it's like NOT driving my regular route home but to some other destination while listening to an audiobook in the car - just NEVER works.
TL to the rescue!