So currently, say we have a nice 20 day streak going and we relapse, the counter resets to zero, so does our motivation, you all must be aware of how shitty it feels to have that damn counter back to zero.
But, is it really zero?
I think not, in those 20 days you made some progress, and it’s not all just vanished with a single relapse. So the counter is incorrect.
My proposal: When you relapse, your streak gets cut in half, so your 20 day streak will now become a 10 day streak. Which I think is more accurate representation of your current state. Exactly what amount we should reduce we can discuss and tweak.
One major benefit this method will have is that it will prevent binges, because when your counter gets down to zero, might as well relapse once again am I right? But if it’s a nice 10 days, you definitely don’t wanna get that to 5 days!
So what do you think? A new way to look at relapses? A more growth oriented mindset.