A colleague was feeling stressed and decided she would book a seven-day yoga retreat. However, to that point, she’d never taken a single yoga class.

Boom and bust thinking is rarely a good idea. In any situation. But when overwhelm takes over it’s easy to think you want the exact opposite of what you have now, and to talk and think in extremes.

Whenever you feel tempted to take drastic action, try instead to incorporate small, sustainable habits into your existing day-to-day. Recalibrating, regrouping, refocusing. Each is far better than boom and bust.