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Why is having a routine and structure good for your mental wellbeing

Updated: Feb 6

Maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle is not always easy, but it's important to find ways to stay on track. One of the most effective ways to do this is by having a routine and structured schedule.

When you know what you need to do, and when you need to do it, you're much more likely to stay focused and motivated. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at why having a routine and structure is so important for your wellbeing, and how it can help you achieve your fitness and health goals.

Working, cleaning, cooking, and taking care of family members are just a few of the things that we do every day, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

It can at times feel impossible to mark everything off your to-do list, especially if you’re struggling with a mental health condition or simply feeling exhausted or burnt out and if left untreated could lead to depression or ill health.

By establishing a daily routine, we can set aside time to take care of tasks and focus on our mental and physical health. Routines are essential they help us cope with change, create healthy habits, improve our relationships, reduce stress and anxiety.

It has been suggested that it can take 21 days to form a new habit. For this reason if you create a new routine and stick with it for for three weeks, there’s a good chance you could make it into a new habit.

A daily and weekly routine can make a significant difference to our mental health.

From sleeping patterns to meal times and workouts, we'll explore how you can incorporate structure into your daily routine to help you feel and perform your best, both now and in the future.

Not just for your mental wellbeing but for your overall health and wellbeing

We all know that change is a constant in life, and adapting to it can be tough. If we are struggling with uncertainty and lack of structure we can find it will effect our mental health. However, creating a routine and structure can be a powerful tool to maintain and improve our mental wellbeing. From getting enough sleep to working out in a more structured way, this blog will explore why putting more structure into your routine is key to maintaining or improving your health or fitness, and how you can make it happen.

it's easy to let things slip and fall out of routine. Sometimes it's difficult to keep up with the many demands of our daily lives, let alone maintain healthy habits and routines. However, now more than ever, it is essential for our wellbeing to have some structure in our routine.

From sleeping at a set time to eating set meals and working out in a more structured way, it's important to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves both now and in the future.

In this blog we will see how putting more structure into our routine is the key to maintaining or improving our health or fitness.

Firstly, it is important to establish a routine that incorporates various aspects of self-care, such as physical activity, mental relaxation, nourishing meals, and meaningful connections. By allocating dedicated time to each pillar of wellbeing, you can ensure that you are addressing all areas of your life. Take the time to check in with yourself regularly and assess how you are feeling physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. This self-reflection will help you identify any imbalances or areas that need attention. By being in tune with your own needs, you can make conscious choices that support your overall wellbeing. In addition, prioritize rest and relaxation. In our fast-paced world, it can be easy to neglect the importance of restorative activities. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, as it plays a vital role in rejuvenating your body and mind. Incorporate activities like meditation, deep breathing exercises, or engaging in hobbies that quieten the mind and can induce a natural mindfulness can all bring you joy and help you unwind. Lastly, seek support and community. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who share similar values and goals can greatly enhance your mental wellbeing. Whether it's joining a fitness class, attending workshops, or finding an online community, having a support system can provide motivation, accountability, and valuable insights.

Remember, finding balance and harmony is a continuous process, and it may look different for everyone. Be patient with yourself and allow room for adjustments along the way. By implementing these tips and embracing a holistic approach to wellbeing, you can cultivate a life of balance, fulfilment, and overall wellness.

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