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Stop Worrying About Missed Habits - Darius Foroux

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.

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