Beware of the Dip

The dip. We all have it. 

It usually comes after pretty intense time. It could be the weekend after a tough week at work. Or right after the holidays. Before vacation. After a big project. 

Will is engaged. Momentum is kicking at full steam. There is a trajectory. We are all in. 

And then...a dip. Some time off. A weekend. A week. Rest and relaxation.

The momentum we had, poof, out the window. 

We tend to eat worse during the dip. Drink more. We stop working out. Meditating. More TV. Social media. News. Whatever. 

So when it is time to get out of this dip, it truly is a bitch. Like pulling an elephant through a mud pit. 

This is why so many New Year's resolutions fail. The weeks leading up to it were the dip. Food. Parties. Excess. And don't get me wrong, that's all good. 

But we do need structure. We do need a plan that takes us through the dip and can place us right back where we left off. 

This is why morning routines are so crucial. No matter what, they should never succumb to the dip. EVER!

It forces a consistency through any situation that allows for faster recovery and reset. 

My routine:

Work out
Cold shower

Begin the day. 

Yours can be much different. I have to have these 5 things in place ALL the time or else this guy will go far off the rails. It's just who I am. 

So, if there is a dip coming up, a weekend, a trip, whatever, continue to hone and commit to your routine. It will save you an immense amount of time when it's time to get back to work. 



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