4 thoughts on “How to Create a Routine that Supports Good Mental Health

  • January 7, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Great post Sharon. Routines are important; although I am not hugely keen, I am surrendering more and more and am actually finding my life to become a lot easier! I love writing my gratitude journal, like you say it is provides such comfort and relief!

    • January 7, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Hi Carrie,
      I do think some personalities gravitate more towards routine than others — so perhaps it’s about finding that right balance. But ultimately, I think having some of our basic self-care needs on routine helps a lot!

      Thanks for reading. 🙂

  • January 7, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Great post and ideas! I have a morning “ritual” (a word I like so much better than “routine”) that just sets a lovely tone to my whole day. Rituals are mindful. I have a cat, Phoebe, who gets up with me in the morning. I do my bathroom stuff, and then I feed Phoebe. She has her little things she always does in the morning, like jump up on something to get my attention and walks around my legs touching me with her tail, a connection. She gets food and water. Then I make coffee. While it’s brewing I put away last night’s dishes and do any other straightening in the kitchen. It’s a lovely, quiet time for me before my husband wakes up. It’s a mindful ritual. While further waiting for coffee, I look out the window at the day and just center myself.
    Now, I have coffee and I’m here. Calm. Rested. Set for the day.
    Thank you for your post. It’s great for everyone!

    • January 7, 2017 at 10:56 am

      That does sound lovely and you’re right that a ritual has a mindful feel to it.
      Thanks so much for stopping by and reading!


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