A beautifully and convincing case for the commitment to a daily practice or ritual. I choose, Yoga.
“Effective energy management has 2 key components.
The first is the rhythmic movement between energy expenditure (stress) and energy renewal (recovery), which we term "oscillation.”
In the living laboratory of sports, we learned that the real enemy of high performance is not stress, which paradoxical as it may seem, is actually the stimulus for growth. Rather, the problem is the absence of disciplined, intermittent recovery. Chronic stress without recovery depletes energy reserves, leads to burnout and breakdown, and ultimately undermines performance. RITUALS that promote oscillation- rhythmic stress and recovery-are the 2nd component of high performance. Repeated regularly, these highly precise, consciously developed routines become automatic over time.“