Practice in public
Jonas Ellison

Aha, yes, we need to grant ourselves permission to mess up in public then, too. In the day it took me six times to finally quit smoking. One of the things that I recommend to anyone trying to give something up is to tell everyone you know. Not only do you get extra cheerleaders, but you get extra layers of accountability that way. It’s so umpleasant to walk into a family party and give hugs hello and someone says, “did you start smoking again?” because you smell like smoke… Practicing in public takes a lot of courage though. Good to remember that when you’re teaching your kid to ride a bike. They have little egos, too. :-)