Media: Why Breaking a Streak Feels So Awful

Ticking off another day on the calendar in which you perform your habit?

Whilst noting "streaks" can be important for initial engagement it is also important to tie your habit to a specific context (i.e. time of day or place). This article details why we feel so bad for breaking a streak and why practising forgiveness is so important if you want to stay on track long term.

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Published on 26th Aug 2021 at 12:00 by Heather McKee

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Dr. Heather McKee is registered in Ireland Reg. No. 687397 with the registered address at 314 Mother Teresa House, Loreto Abby, Rathfarnham, D14 NR20, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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