The Equilibrium Journal
The Regimen Guide
Regimen Customization Guide
At the end of the day, the purpose of your regimen is to prime your mindset for the person you wish to be, to make it effortless for you to show up everyday feeling prepared and excited, and to end each day feeling complete and fulfilled.
Consistency is key. Start with the foundational framework, and once you maintain a consistent rhythm, you can experiment with new ways to add value to your life. Like with anything in life, there’s no one-size-fits all approach. To build a life that belongs entirely to you, you must build a regimen that feels entirely your own. As your priorities change, so will your definition of equilibrium. Every new version of you will require an upgraded mindset, lifestyle, and regimen.
Below are some tips to keep in mind when customizing your regimen. After you read the section below, head over to The Equilibrium Lab to continue customizing your regimen. There you will find a database of mindset and lifestyle experiements designed for a variety of goals. Experiment with these one at a time for at least a week, and remember to document your progress so you know works and doesn’t work for you. If it works, keep it. If not, try something new next week.
This is one of the most important lessons of The Equilibrium Journal. Not every day is going to be 100%, so rather than striving for perfection, learn to look for the moments of equilibrium in your life each day.
The Equilibrium Framework is designed to mirror a complete day in your life. This means that by leaving spaces blank in your journal, you’re actually revealing patterns in your life that you may otherwise miss. So don’t pressure yourself to fill out every section every day. Instead, find comfort in the white spaces of your journal and your life, and let your journal read your story back to you.
In a world of instant gratification, we’re often more capable of “starting strong” than we are of “ending strong.” Don’t let that be the case here.
Always review what works and doesn’t work. That’s the only way you’ll learn your patterns and make the right adjustments going forward.
Of fatigue, of burnout, of misalignment.
The most beautiful aspect of the journal is that the framework mirrrors your life. So notice the patterns. If you find yourself burning out or feeling misaligned, flip through your journal and read the signs. Notice where your energy is going and where it’s falling.
The surest way to give up is to add too many things at once; the surest way to stay consistent is to add one new thing at a time.
You want a regimen that you can keep up with everyday, so don’t overwhelm yourself. If you’re just starting out, begin with one section, and build consistency from there; if you have a regimen that inspires you, don’t overwhlem yourself with a new experiment each week (unless you’re someone who thrives on change). Keep it simple. Celebrate what works, discard what doesn’t. Aim for progress, not perfection.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle
Living the life you envision requires discipline and true dedication to that vision. Your dream won’t happen overnight, but if you hold on to your dream and build the structures to get there, everyday is a step closer.
Same with your experiments. If you find an experiment or hack you’d like to test, commit to it for at least 7 days and give yourself enough time to see results.
The best way to stay consistent is to have someone on the journey with you. This could be a partner, sibling, friend, coach, or even a group of friends.
Create your goals together in The Equilibrium Roadmap, and set up weekly calls to dicuss your progress. If you live with them, celebrate the everyday wins, happy moments, and lessons together.
Take occasional breaks and get out of your routine. Even if your regimen is working wonderfully for you, stepping away from your normal regimen could open your mind and perspective to new ideas and patterns that you would otherwise miss.
At the end of each quarter, get away from your normal day to day and revisit your bigger vision. Gather a group of friends and go through The Equilibrium Roadmap together.
Review your goals and progress, define new goals, and build a system to hold each other accountable.