Well, here you are back in the saddle. It’s been a great summer. You’ve had a super vacation, enjoyed many a succulent BBQ and raucous night out.
You’ve rediscovered the joys of sleeping in and being unplugged. But now, here you are back at work and feeling guilty, a little heavier and somewhat slower thinking. Now what do you do? The way I see it you’ve got only once choice: get back on track as quickly as possible.
Here are four ways to get back on track with your routine after the dog days of summer:
- Ditch the guilt. So, despite your best intentions, you didn’t stick to your usual retinue of healthy food choices, exercise, moderate alcohol consumption and goal setting at home and work. Well, congratulations. You enjoyed yourself. Feeling guilty about overindulging or slowing down is wasted energy. Instead, spend your energy doing something productive.
- Dump the extras. Be it excessive food, alcohol or nightlife, get back to your normal routines as soon as you can.
- Review or reset your goals. Look back to your pre-summer goals and restart them, modify them, or create new ones. Perhaps, now with a well enjoyed summer behind you, you’ll have discovered deeper clarity or new insights. So re-examine your personal and professional goals now. You’ll feel better immediately just doing this.
- Take action today. Nothing like the present moment to get things rolling again. Don’t delay. You’re only one meal, workout, or phone call away from getting back on track. Nothing will help you feel better more quickly than by simply taking action.
Use these four tips to get back on track and you’ll soon begin to feel on top of it all again before you know it!