Two weeks into a streak, something comes up and… bye bye newly built habit. Working out in the gym every day can take as little as a runny nose as an excuse to skip a session. Maybe two. Before you know it, you stopped going altogether.
Humans are creatures of habit. Patterns take time and effort before they start to stick, but once fully established, they become hard to break. Before the habits you wish to pursue become an integral part of your life, they’re fragile and prone to suffer from curveballs. There will always be curveballs. Life will throw you one or multiple when you least expect it.
Some curveballs can be foreseen, and others can’t. Identify precisely what causes you to break important patterns so that you can anticipate maintaining your streak better.