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Stop Worrying About Missed Habits - Darius Foroux

Stop Worrying About Missed Habits - Darius Foroux
What do you do when you miss your habits for a day? If you're like most of us, you probably get disappointed with yourself.


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Missed Habits

Missed Habits

We tend to get disappointed with ourselves and get hard on ourselves when we miss a habit because we try our best to stick to it.

However, if taken to an extreme, it backfires on you most of the time. Being overly dramatic towards a small mishap is unnecessary. The world isn't ending if you don't stick to your habits for a day or two.




Habits are not supposed to be a burden

Having an all or nothing mentality can be detrimental to your physical and mental well-being. It opens a gap for us to attack ourselves with negative self-talk.

If you failed to work out today doesn't mean that you're a failure. Stop punishing yourself for a minor setback and focus on getting back on the saddle.



Thich Nhat Hanh

"You have struggled in the past, and perhaps you are still struggling; but is it necessary? No. Struggle is useless. Stop struggling".

Thich Nhat Hanh



When streaks can be harmful

It doesn't really matter what you did yesterday. Stop bringing yesterday in today and focus on living in the present moment.

Many apps today from habits to heallth to meditation have track "streaks". Its aim is to encourage us to make continuous progress by showing us how many consecutive days we've done that thing. Streaks can backfire all the time because once we've messed up our "20-day streak" we get unmotivated and less likely to repeat the habit again.



Get back on track

Even if you've missed a day or two it's important to remember that every day is a new day and yesterday has nothing to do with today.

Let yourself live and learn how to not beat yourself up because of missed habits. Life is too short to live with burden.





 ... is a conscious state of calm that evokes an awareness of the present moment.

When you are mindful, you are able to objectively gauge your own thoughts and feelings at a glanc...

Mindfulness alternatives to meditation

  1. Cleaning
  2. Walking
  3. Listening to Music
  4. Dance
  5. Yoga
  6. Tai Chi
  7. Coloring
  8. Conscious Breathing

The Munger Technique

The Munger Technique

*Just like compound interest multiples one’s savings, improving one’s mind daily, during the best hour of the day, multiplies one’s mental compounding interest.

This ‘mental’ com...

Investing In the Best Hours Of Your Day

  • The morning hours are usually the best hours of your day, and what you do at that time has the power to change your life.
  • Keep yourself away from distractions and just focus on your morning goals, like meditating, reading, writing or exercising.
  • Checking e-mail, watching the news, or consuming useless (junk) content is the worst thing you can do in the morning.

The “Water Mindset”

Taking a cue from Bruce Lee’s famous quote ‘Be Water’, we must adopt a water mindset and adapt to our body and physiology: our best hour of the day could be any hour of the day, as long as it is according to you. Give yourself the best hour of the day.

All of us cannot wake up and join the 5 AM Club as our bodies are different and each morning isn’t the same.

Judy Blume

"Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine ..."

Judy Blume

Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

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