Daily Routine - Crucial to Self-Care during COVID-19
Updated: Jun 11, 2020
This week we tackle self-care and how to not fall apart during COVID-19. Desiree published Honor Your Emotions - A Self-Care Classic,and our new French writer Marion Beaudenon wrote Mindful Media Consumption yesterday. This is my view on how now, our daily routine becomes crucial to keeping it together.
Having a daily routine in place can help alleviate anxiety.
It also reduces decision fatigue, helping you to feel less frazzled and more clear-headed.
Waking up and going to bed at the same time, regular meal times, and blocking your time for work, rest, and play also makes it easier to get things done.
You could even schedule in "thinking time" for processing your emotions through journaling, freeing up headspace that will help you concentrate on other things.
Of course, if you happen to be as amazingly disciplined as the lovely Angie of @afroyogabyangie - then this daily routine can embrace disciplines that include journaling, podcasts, reading, even yoga. With practice, over some time, a daily routine could escalate to a ritual and become something you do without thinking of it. This ritual could have good nutritious habits, deep breathing and body strengthening -- everything necessary to heighten your immune system and clear your mind cobwebs and brain fog.
Honestly, instead of only binge-watching Netflix (which you can reserve for the weekend to you know, make it a little different from the weekdays... Angie does online yoga classes. Head over to her Instagram or website to check it out. Read up on Desiree's blog if you haven't already done so, and more on this all tomorrow...