With many of us falling out of daily routines because of working from home, sometimes you just don't know what day of the week it is. Though it may seem unconventional at times, building a daily routine for yourself can lead to many positive mental health effects.
With building a daily routine comes building good habits. Sleeping at a regular schedule every night can help with many things including reducing stress and increasing energy. By sticking to a schedule your body becomes used to it's ability to sleep well. Because of this, if you go to sleep and wake up at different times every day, your body will most likely lose more energy than if you have a strict sleeping schedule.
Another thing many people have lost sight of is eating three balanced meals a day. Eating breakfast is also controversial between people. Breakfast is called this because it breaks the fast that you have when you sleep. It doesn't matter when you eat breakfast, but it does matter what you eat. It is important to take care of our bodies when our usual ways of maintaining our health are not available.
Since many of us do not leave our houses for the majority of the day unless it is for work or essential items, our hygiene is suffering as well. It is important to take care of yourself even if you aren't coming into contact with anyone. Due to these uncertain times, social distancing has put a damper on many things including birthdays and other important holidays. It is increasingly more likely for people to develop depression and anxiety because of the sudden change in lifestyle and uncertainty.
Though it seems like it may never happen, there will be an end to social distancing eventually. Getting back into the groove of your daily routine will help adjustment when the stay at home orders are alleviated. If you are missing out on sociability, become pen pals with people you haven't seen in a while, use social media to connect with others, and learn to be content with yourself.
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