Hey, folks, So something I’ve been thinking about lately is gamification, and whether it’s actually a good idea. Streaks and Daily Habits and the habit tracker in one’s bullet journal and all the various fads of running one’s life by checkboxes and metrics rather than what one feels and what one’s body needs.
I’ve been a therapist /counseling psychologist for 30+ years. I still think that two of the most important things I can say to a client are ‘don’t should on yourself’ and ‘breathe’.
I've heard "Don't should on yourself" in a few places, and have found it helpful when I start absorbing too many outside "shoulds". (Because those suckers are everywhere...)
Yep. I hate the constant notifications from Duolingo that I'm about to "lose [my] streak." Like, I'm swamped, little program; and 中文 will still be there tomorrow.