When life as you know it has been drastically disrupted and altered, creating and following a routine is one way you can make your life more manageable when you are stuck at home. It will allow you to create structure for yourself and family. During challenging times in which you are experiencing living your life in a manner you have never had to before is a big adjustment for many. When we feel powerless, helpless, and uncertain, having some structure like a routine can help us to deal with the situation better. Also, having a routine can help you to better manage your home life. Some of us are not only working from home; however, we are home schooling plus more.
At this time, it is important to simplify your life as much as possible. One easy way to do it is to create a routine or schedule for your day. We can easily lose track of time being at home all day and night. Sometimes it can feel like the days begin to blend into each other.
Having a daily routine can provide us an anchor and a greater sense of control over our lives. Also, if you have children, creating a daily schedule is especially important in order to give them a sense of normalcy. This routine or schedule can be as simple as:
You may want to ensure that you are including food preparation, social time, outdoor time, exercise, some learning or creativity, time for yourself, and special time with children. In doing so, allows you and your children to be nurtured during challenging times.
It is equally important to recognize weekends and create some type of routine or schedule. During the weekends make sure you find time to nurture yourself and children. Be sure to find time for your self-care, so that you are able to stay healthy mentally, physically, and emotionally in order to be your best self in dealing with any difficult situations you may be experiencing during uncertain times.
For instance, your weekend schedule could include:
Create a day-to-day routine or schedule in order to help with your sanity and to give yourself a feeling of some sense of control over your environment and life circumstances. In having predictability helps you to reclaim what power you do have over your own life. It is important during unclear times for you and especially for your children.
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