Rest days are crucial for recovery, but in the words of Dr. Jim Stoppani, “they’re not an excuse to be lazy.” When you’re not doing anything (no matter how seemingly insignificant) towards the goals in your life, you’re gambling with your focus.
What’s a zero day? A zero day is when you don’t do a single f******g thing towards whatever dream or goal or want or whatever that you got going on. No more zeros. I’m not saying you gotta bust an essay out everyday, that’s not the point. The point I’m trying to make is that you have to make yourself, promise yourself, that the new SYSTEM you live in is a NON-ZERO system. Didn’t do anything all f******g day and it’s 11:58 PM? Write one sentence. One pushup. Read one page of that chapter. One. Because one is non zero. You feel me? When you’re in the super vortex of being bummed your pattern of behaviour is keeping the vortex goin’, that’s what you’re used to. Turning into productivity ultimate master of the universe doesn’t happen from the vortex. It happens from a massive string of CONSISTENT NON ZEROS. That’s rule number one. Do not forget.
Rest days where you do absolutely nothing put you at risk of breaking your habits. Once your habits break, you open yourself up to stalling your timelines and ultimately deferring your goals. Stay focused by doing something, rather than nothing.