Edward's fallen into his old habits of smoking and drinking every time he felt stress at the workplace. He made progress at work when things were quiet, but when things have gotten too busy, he's fallen back and slowed down.
It is not something he's done on purpose but he is aware of it. Every time times have gotten really busy, he's fallen in love with his smart phone and escaped into a fantasy world of games and social media. But now he is in a brand new job at his company.
It is much quieter and steady. It looks like things have fallen into place for him at last.