Breaking the habit chain is disappointing. All I wanted to do was build the habit of working on my Spanish by doing the action every single day.
I Just Lost a 26 Day Spanish Streak On Duolingo.
That sucked. But at least I have the progress of 26 days, even without the name.
When you are trying to become a better version of yourself, that’s what breaking the habit chain is like.
- First, you feel shitty.
- Then you realize that you haven’t lost the benefits of the habit chain.
- You put things in place not to break the chain again.
- Finally, you realize that you have (God willing) 27 days in the future to make an even longer streak.
That’s like any process of habit forming.
Don’t break the chain. But if you do, you haven’t lost. You can start again.