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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.
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.
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.
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