Re: I keep falling back into AA
Most of the techniques to get over AA are easier said than done, to be honest. It affects everyone, not just guys but girls too, believe it or not. I have made a post called "The art of conversation" in which are some exercises used to develope your conversational skill if it's non-existant, But they challenges also work nicely to get you into an approach swing.
Personally I find that once I've made my first approach of the day I can just keep at it then. I just make approach after approach. It's the first one that's the hardest.
I was with a friend the other day that I am coaching, and he hit the biggest AA wall I've ever seen, He wouldn't even approach if I came with him. So I got a little fed up with it as we couldn't make progress on sculpting his approaches if he wasn't making any. He said he was scared of the awkward situation he'd be throwing himself into. So, I told him "throw yourself into an awkward situation or I'll throw you into one. I'm gonna point out women and you're going to approach them, if you don't I'm going to shout in the middle of this busy shopping center "this guy needs a girlfriend and he's kindof desperate, any takers?" His eyes widened because he knew I would. I pointed to a girl and he ran to catch up to her. He had forgotten his AA. I know my methods were a little harsh, but it took about five minutes for him to forget about my promise and just naturally approach women.
Sometimes when I have AA I make stupid little challenges;
Escalator game - Go to a shopping center with escalators and game during the time you're riding it. Open and escalate the conversation, buit it has to end when you step off.
Awkward pickup - Take every rule you know about PUA, however relavent, and make approaches that break those rules, make it as awkward as possible. I find it fun to see how far it can go while being so awkward and it can be hilarious. And if the awkward one goes well then imagine how well the smooth one's gonna go.
Random questions - Ask the most bizarre question you can think of. "Have you ever found a pheasant in a drain pipe and taken his whiskey?" See how people react to something so completely bizarre.
These little games remind you to have fun while you're out approaching, and if you're doing it to have fun as opposed to get a close, it makes it much easier. it's all a matter of perspective.
Why become someone else when you can become a natural?