Routine a Trusted Friend During the Pandemic

giphy[1]Our lives consists of numerous daily routines that 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 are divided up into some variation of work, preparing meals, exercise, caring for kids, and sleep. Rinse and repeat. These simple actions ground us mentally and physically. A majority of us are now working from home or not working at all. The simple step of establishing and following new daily routines provides structure and balance to our life. We automatically become the agent of control. Routines can easily correct any departures from steady sleep and routine eating habits. Two fundamental and essential 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 melatonin production and benefits. So, as the world around us continues to spin 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.