Let’s face it working on a dissertation is a stressful time in our lives. Sometimes we question our ability and our sanity as well. While these feelings are normal, we need to continue to try to find ways to reduce our stress levels. This is not the time to skip a work out. This is the time to stay committed to a regular routine. We need to keep our routines and strengthen our resolve to keep a regular schedule. Dissertation House is about maintaining our integrity with respect to completing the tasks that we set out. Alexis do you remember how you used to hustle to get to the DH by 9? Find the urgency to finish your dissertation; have a plan A, B and or C if you have to. If working out makes you more productive and healthy then you have to schedule your workout sessions and adhere to the schedule.
Like finishing a dissertation, getting rid of the muffin top is about persistence i.e. working out on a regular basis not just on the days we feel like it. Personally it is rare that I “feel” like working out. I am saying this because I am recommitting to working out for the next 30 days. They say it takes 21 days to build a habit. Create a habit to working on your dissertation at least 12-15 minutes a day and working out as well.