“Try to get back into the swing of things.”
Routines can be wonderful things. They can help put our lives in order, provide us with efficient time management, and allow us to make the most of our lives. But sometimes we fall our of routine. Maybe we get sick. Maybe life becomes overwhelming. Maybe you take a vacation. Whatever the cause is, the normal order of things is temporarily thrown off.
Immediately after the temporary dischord, the tendency to let things go will be high. After a week of not having exercised, its easy to go “one more day” without exercising. It can be easy to let go of the things that brought us structure. But it is in this most sensitive time that the temporary could become permenant. And when that happens, it is very difficult to establish a routine again.
And this is exactly why after a period of dischord, or a break in routine, its very important to get back into the swing of things. It is this transition period that will determine what habits will be broken, and which ones will be reinforced. Choose carefully. If you take the care now, it means a lot less trouble, making it easier to fall back into whatever habits and routines you may have…