Things have been so different for everybody these days during the world pandemic. Everyone is forced to stay inside most of the day which means doing what you normally would have done in a day has drastically changed. People are forced out of their daily routines and frankly a lot of people have lost routine altogether.
I truly believe that having a daily routine helps to keep you grounded. It helps with anxiety and panic and also helps with productivity and planning. Not only is routine great for adults but especially for kids as well.
Now that were right in the middle (or maybe the beginning) of all this, who knows, we should all be striving to come up with some sort of routine to organize the day and keep yourself from losing sight on your future goals and dreams.
It’s very easy to fall into the trap of not knowing what to do next so I’m going to just watch Netflix all day. Very appealing as well but where is that going to get you when all of this ends?
This pandemic is the PERFECT opportunity for so many to grow. To learn about things you’ve been wanting to learn about. To take that online course you wanted to try out. To read that book you’ve been eyeing up for months now. To start writing the book you always wanted to write. To write some music, poems, journal entries whatever it is. Keep your brain active, follow what your passionate about, and get INSPIRED!
Now that I have finished up my job and am laying low for the next few weeks it took me a few days but I have a great routine in place. It took trial and error but I am now embracing this time to the FULLEST.
Here is an example of my daily routine:
- Wake up and meditate
- Make a big breakfast and eat on my couch in front of my big window
- Make a coffee and write, blog, or read
- Mix up some BCAAs and workout
- Make lunch and eat
- Take the dogs for a nice long walk
That’s it and the rest is open for whatever!
This routine is GREAT for me but all routines should fit your own lifestyle and habits. There are a few non negotiable that should ABSOLUTELY be included in your daily routine.
- Meditate or take some quiet time for yourself (ESPECIALLY if you have kids you need that break)
- Move your body – doesn’t have to be a big intense work out everyday but a walk/bike ride or a yoga session etc.
- Exercise your brain (read or write)
If your stuck on the Netflix wagon try to set some guidelines for yourself. Make yourself read at least one chapter or article BEFORE watching any TV for the day. Or make yourself get your exercise in FIRST. Then you can enjoy your Netflix guilt free.
I know these are trying times for everybody and there is so much uncertainty out there but coming up with a good routine and keeping yourself well mentally and physically is the best thing you can do to come out of this even better!
Use this time to your advantage as much as you can and don’t take the extra time at home for granted!