How do you get back into your habits after falling off track?

Osmar F.
Acknowledge that I got off track, accept it happens sometimes, see if I can determine what started me veering off track and take action to prevent that from tripping me up again. Then make the choice to start again without wallowing in blame for going off track. I’m human, it happens. Time to get up and go again.

Megan Y.
I begin to reflect on my past and my lowest point in life, and I begin to realize I'm on a similar path right now. I come to a point where I know if I don't change anything, I will be there again. It's overwhelming to me to analyze everything I'd like to change, so I find 1 manageable task to do. Usually exercise for a few minutes, or make a healthy meal. It really makes me feel less ashamed the quickest. And then I've started rebuilding my life, and have something to be proud of. So hopefully, I choose to continue feeling good and stay on track.

Jil The Real N.
I usually give myself a maximum of 2 days being off. On the third day I always try to get back into it. The loger you wait to get back into it, the harder it gets. And even if I fail on the first attempt, tomorrow is another day to try! 🙂

Cassie A.
Just start. Don’t try to pick up where you left off. Acknowledge that habits take time to build and you’re not looking for perfection. Then start again, small. If you used to workout 30 min a day, start with 10. Whatever brings your hurdle back down to an achievable level.

Claire G.
I start with the small but important things like brushing your teeth and working out, and built up from that until i am at the point where i left off

Jessica F.
Its like yoga. Your balance isnt going to be perfect the first time you try a pose. If you fall out of it, stand back up, re-center yourself, and try again. The key isnt how many times you fall out of it or how quickly you master it- the key is how many times you're willing to get back up and try it again. You'll ALWAYS get it eventually. Keep trying!

Heather J.
This is a challenge indeed. I have myself fallen off track. What I have found to be the most helpful is to not focus your thoughts on this as much of how you get back ON track. You have only failed if you never try again. Try again.And again. Try as many times as you need to but do not stop trying. Sometimes we get in a rut or life takes an unexpected turn and you fall off track. It’s okay. Forgive yourself, pick yourself up, give yourself and huge hug, and get inspired to try something new. You are worth it.

Izzy N.
Remind yourself of the benefits and try set alarms if you forget. simple things like taking a minute to breath can make u a lot happier

Sandra Y.
I just decide to start fresh. I put the past in the past and decide that I can try it again. I didn’t learn how to ride a bike the first time that I tried, did you? We tend to judge ourselves for failure when we are adults when we are still very much on the same learning path that we were on as a child. At least I hope we are still learning! So, go for it… try it again. You’ll be better for it.

Rocco N.
It is a difficult time after you went off track. You need to understand why you went off track and focus on the benefits when you are on track as that will be the motivation.

Owen E.
Forget about the past and focus on the present. Dont worry about what you havent done start thinking again about what you are going to do.

Alberte X.
It makes no sense beating yourself up after you have fallen off track. The best thing to do is to continue as normal, always keeping in mind that we all fall short sometimes but the question is are you willing to give it another try. It's not easy getting into the habit of doing things when you used to do it a certain way. The way I encourage myself is with a white board with my 3 goals written on it and some motivational words below. Good luck.

Elisha J.
There's nothing better than to just start again, with baby steps. Don't get discouraged that you stopped the habit. Instead, realize that your personal power is in the present moment and that there's no better time for a fresh start than right now! Something that helps motivate me to start habits is to think of how I want to feel or how I want my life to look after I've been doing the habits for a while. The excitement of visualizing a change in my life or a goal for the future helps motivate me. Or, instead of that you could focus on how you feel in the moment when you're doing the habit or how you feel directly after having completed it. Hopefully it's a happy or accomplished feeling, even if the habit is challenging (and if it's not a good feeling then you need to look at whether the habit is really adding anything to your life). Focusing on these good feelings or goals for the future gives me a reason to be doing the habit and helps me get back on track when I've stopped doing a habit.

Nikolaj C.
Slowly, I usually start with small habits like drinking water in the morning or reading 10 pages a day and then move on to harder ones like excirsice😅

Tippy T.
By not being too hard on yourself. Acknowledging that you may have deviated is good by having self accountability, but continue to move forward.

Mimosa N.
As soon as you wake up tell yourself you are going to do it today, and plan it into your schedule so that it is achieveable

Charde Z.
I find a challenge and I commit to it! Typically when it’s just me working out or trying to get back at it I can easily allow myself to push it of all the time. If I have something or someone holding me accountable I am more likely to succeed! Plus I’m competitive, so making it a fun competition always helps too!