Routine a Trusted Friend During the Pandemic

giphy[1]Our lives are made up of numerous daily routines that govern it and provide us with structure. The pandemic has instantly changed all of that. Our normal routines have vanished greatly accelerating our levels of stress and anxiety. Normally, our days were divided up into some variation of work, preparing meals, exercise, caring for kids, and sleep. Rinse and repeat. A majority of us are now working from home or not working at all. The simple step of constructing and following new daily routines puts us in control grounding us mentally and physically. Routines automatically make us the agent of control and provide structure and balance to our life. Routines can easily correct any departures from steady sleep and regular eating habits. Two fundamental habits that strengthen and support our immune and nervous system. The sleepy-time hormone melatonin is a powerful antioxidant that supports immune functions and reduces bodily inflammation. Just going to bed and getting up at the same time maximizes its production and benefits. So, when the world around us is spinning out of control. Make the choice to become the agent of control. Construct and follow daily routines which are completely under our control. Now, that is power. It is just that simple.