Anxiety and Unhealthy Side Effects of Activity Streaks

I’m feeling a love-hate relationship with activity streaks. While it is nice to have a streak and motivating to keep it going, I feel some anxiety coming along with it.

March activity streak

So, in an effort to avoid the unhealthy side effects, I am going to willfully break streaks.

April activity streak

This one has gone for some time. And today I’m ending it.

May activity streak

A positive effect of a streak is that it helps to develop a habit, and I’d like to think that it has been the case this time. Let’s see if that lasts.

P.S. For those unfamiliar, these charts show the activity tracking that is done by my Apple Watch.

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