We’ve all done this before. We spend weeks trying out a new habit but about halfway through the fourth week, we break the streak.
Breaking a streak can cause significant damage to your progress and can push you to go back into old habits.
This is why, today, WCAP Counseling has come up with a list of highly practical tips to help individuals — especially our patients undergoing Substance Abuse Counseling in Reynoldsburg, Ohio — get right back on track after breaking their streak.
The first tip sounds easy but it’s possibly the most difficult thing to do after a break. Which is why it’s important for you to make starting easy for yourself. Maybe begin by doing your routine for 20 – 30 minutes at a time.
- Hurdle Jump
This is the time for you to figure out how to get past obstacles that help you back in the past. You may also get professional Counseling Services in Ohio if the task proves too much for you to handle alone.
- Embrace the New
Sometimes, resuming your past routine just won’t work and you’ll have to come up with a new one. Don’t resist change — alter parts of your routine that make it difficult for you to meet your goals.
- Don’t Make UP for “Lost Time”
Say for example you have a habit of running 2 miles per day, but since you missed the last 2 days, you decide to do 6 today. This will make getting back into the habit harder for you and may discourage you further from continuing.
Our Mental Health Counseling services are always available to help our clients with whatever they need.