Can daily streaks be bad for you???
Sunday, September 03, 2017
I just wanted to take a second and talk about daily streaks.
My life is busy. Period. My work schedule is different from your typical 9-5 job. Every day I work, I am away from the house for a minimum of 13.5 hours and that is if I get out of time...which usually doesn't happen. Then add in the fact that I work night shift, so most of my waking hours on my days off involve me in a slight sleep deprived stupor. I spend my days off catching up on things (housework, errands, special projects and my "healthy journey")
I had a daily streak of logging in to Spark People for 80ish days and life happened, something that required my every waking thought and many tears, so I didn't log in....when I logged in again, my streak was gone. I felt like such a failure.
This also happens with daily challenges that last for a month. I can't get to them every day, so I thought I would just get to the a couple times a week and work my way through it. But, when the 4 weeks was up, the challenge went away, even though I wasn't done with it. It makes me feel that if I can't commit to logging in every day ( after being gone for 14 hours) that I can't take part.
Does anyone else feel this way, or am I just over reacting.