Why A Daily Routine Benefits Your Mental Health

Your mental health journey is a part of your path; it is always in motion. Each new chapter in life comes with change – new things come into focus while other things dissolve. We ride the waves and some days are great; other times, it feels like we are caught in the tides out of our control. I think it is safe to say that everyone at some point in life will find their mental health garden needs attention.

When it comes to your mental health, there is an element of self-discovery and ample opportunities for growth and transformation.

In the lows, we have an opportunity to face ourselves and see our own self-undoing. Just as we can be self-defeating, we can also be self-encouraging and build ourselves up with courage and compassion. Making a commitment to yourself to prioritize health and authentic happiness is a choice full of compassion and possibility. It is an everyday attitude that starts within and ripples outside of you.

You direct the course of your life, starting with your internal dialogue and the actions you follow through with.

So how do you stick to your goals and keep yourself on track when the going gets rough?

One effective method that will support your mental health is a daily routine.

It takes 21 days to form a new habit, and the same goes for a routine. If you set and stick to a new plan for three weeks, there’s a good chance you’ll stick to the routine for a long time. Your efforts don’t have to be grand gestures. Work into it by starting small and building up to bigger goals.

 

Mental Health Benefits of A Daily Routine 

  • Helps you cope with change
  • Build healthy habits
  • Reduce stress
  • Gives you stability
  • Supports mindful decision making
  • Improve interpersonal relationships
  • Combat burnout

Studies show that routines are beneficial to our mental health and alleviate some symptoms associated with various mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder, addiction, depression, and others. Establishing a daily routine helps bring balance to your mental health, your home and family, and work so you can stay focused on what’s important.

 

Daily Routine Ideas

  • Make your bed when you wake up
  • Meditate for 5 minutes
  • Drink 8 oz of water a day
  • Take CBD and wellness supplements
  • Practice gratitude
  • Get outdoors for a walk or time in the sun
  • Plan a healthy meal

Sticking to a daily routine will give you more stability to overcome obstacles of stress, and feel more accomplished in turn boosting your overall wellbeing.