Why Cheat Days Don’t Work And What To Do Instead

“The concept of a cheat day is that you reward yourself for one day as the result of depriving yourself for all the other days. But cheat days don’t reward you; they ruin you.”

If you want to successfully develop a new habit, you better banish the idea of a cheat day from your mind because cheat days make it impossible to achieve the change you seek.

In this post, Rory Vaden, author of Take The Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success, explains why cheat days never work and how to make real changes in your life.

He suggests the key to real change is not to deny yourself things you want, but to reprogram yourself to align with the habits you hope to build.

“Your brain is a funny thing in that it doesn’t believe what is true or false; your brain simply believes whatever you tell it most often,” he says.