It seems funny to suggest that having a morning routine can be beneficial for your overall well-being, but it certainly is! When was the last time you stopped to think about what you actually do – take a minute to consider.
I don’t know about you, but I used to live a lifestyle where my morning routine was pretty non existent. I was pretty depressed and there was no pattern to my day. What did I have to get up for? What was the point? It was only another day fighting anxiety and living with depression. Some people like disorganised living (and good for them) but I’d suggest that the majority thrive on living by some for of routine.
Sometimes a lack of motivation gets in the way, or the complications of anxiety and it’s effects such as tiredness, lack of interest or preoccupation with the anxiety itself. Maybe the thought of having a solid routine is difficult to imagine having right now, but I guess it’s like going to the gym. The first day is always the hardest, and then the more you go the more you want to go because it makes you feel better in yourself.
What is a routine?
Quite simply a routine is just a sequence of actions that you follow daily or regularly. They’re what set you up for the day and keep you structured in your day to day life. Routines are important and everyone should have some in their life.
What does a routine look like?
- Have the alarm set for a specific time daily
- Take time for you and your own self care (brush teeth, shower, get dressed)
- Make your bed
- Think about your plan for the day (try writing a list of things to do)
- Get outside and get some natural light (alternatively use a light box)
- Exercise/stretch a little
- Take note of the things you ought to be grateful for 🙂
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