How to Not Make the Mistake 101
Good news—we may be able to avoid these mistakes altogether. (If your ‘slip-up’ involves the new McRib, then please just go for it.) We, at THS, like to combine the ‘never miss two days’ rule and the ‘2-minute rule’. The first one is pretty self-explanatory: never go two days without doing ‘the habit’. “But THS, if it were that easy, why would I need you?” Good question. This ‘never miss two days’ rule would be nearly impossible if it wasn’t for its partner in crime, ‘the 2-minute rule’. When life gets in the way, or your hangover’s as painful as the Schitt’s Creek finale, just do the habit for 2 minutes. Keep it alive! A 2-minute workout or a 2-minute meditation session is a much easier hurdle to overcome if you just ain’t up for it today. This way, you’ll never miss two days, you’ll never make the mistake, and you won’t fall into a downward spiral. See, it came full circle.
Be Kind to Yourself
If you still slip up, it’s ok. Life is to be enjoyed and habits shouldn’t be something to stress about. If you decided to eat ice cream straight from the tub tonight, then enjoy it! And then, get back to your regularly scheduled programming.