I am always amazed at how hard it is to get back into a routine after taking some time off. I used to hope that I would find the motivation. That way it would be easier to get started again. As for me, I rarely get motivated first. I have to act and then the motivation always seems to follow. Motivation follows action.
The hard part is taking action when you don’t feel like it. That’s when you get to practice self-discipline. Remember, self-discipline is merely the act of doing what you don’t want to do that you know you should do.