Watch Out for the 3-Day Hump

Watch Out for the 3-Day Hump

Do you ever wonder why your attempts to make a change in your life seem to stall out at the same point?

It’s not your imagination—it’s the 3-day hump!

The 3-day hump is that point in your self-improvement journey when your passion, motivation, and patience disappear.

Watch this short video to find out why the 3-day hump happens to all of us and what you can do about it.

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  1. Emily on February 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    This does make a lot of sense. It’s good to know before starting a new habit that the third day will be the most challenging!

  2. Sarah @ This Is What I Eat on February 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    This is really interesting!! It’s funny because whenever I do a cleanse or detox the third day is the absolute worst. I always feel horrible and I get tempted to quit but I keep going!! I’m able to get through it because I know how much better I’ll feel once I flush those toxins. I just need to apply this mindset to the rest of my life 🙂

    • Sage Grayson on February 22, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      I know from experience that getting over a hump can feel impossible, but the few times in my life when I’ve persevered and did it, I noticed it was so much easier to keep going.

  3. Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista on February 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    This is very interesting to think about. I have three day humps every week! lol! It makes a lot of sense though. Great tips! Hoping to strive for a four day hump! 😉

    • Sage Grayson on February 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      I know! Every week is another hump to get over. I find it’s easier to feel optimistic after Wednesdays. It’s all downhill after then. But then on Monday I’m trudging up the hill again. 🙂