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Home Again: Getting Back into Routine

The hardest part about going away for a few days is trying to get back into my routine after I get home. Even just four days of being away and out of my regular routine has me totally screwed up. I'm tired, out of practice, and in some ways, less motivated than normal. It would seem to make sense that a small vacation would give me more energy and motivation, but that's just not the case.

Once you get into your routine, it's habit. It's easier to follow it. It's more automatic. But when you break it, suddenly the routine seem mundane or difficult. Hard to maintain.

So how do I get back into my routine after four or five days of being away? I guess I could ease into it. I could do a half routine today and then add the rest of everything tomorrow so that by Thursday, I'm definitely back on track. OR - I could just jump in head first today. Get back to work and do everything I'm supposed to do. Twice as hard in some ways, but also twice as productive. While I'm more of an ease into kind of girl, G is definitely a proponent of the jump back in philosophy. I guess there's no better time to try out his theory and see what happens. Why is it so hard sometimes to just jump back into routine? Maybe once I get going today, I'll hardly feel tired or out of sync at all.

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