CREATING A ROUTINE IN COVID: WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

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Owing the advent of Covid-19 pandemic last year, the entire world has turned upside—down. Almost everyone has been impacted by the pandemic after being forced to isolate and pursue their lives within the four walls of their house, till this trouble dies.

Unfortunately, not everyone has been able to deal with these times of crises in a healthy manner. With the entire foundation of everyone’s lives being shaken, the structure has collapsed; the routines have been destroyed. There is constant state of confusion that prevails in the minds of people as they have to constantly worry about what to do next, while trying to stay as productive as possible  and not waste away their days.

Here comes the role of routines; as humans thrive off of routines, forming an easy-to-follow routine can really help those feeling miserable in such confusing times.

Routines can be efficiently incorporated in our lives in pandemic in a number of ways:-

#1 CREATE A LIST

As our lives have been frazzled with a constant need to answer the question: “what to do next?” , forming a list of goals that can be achieved smoothly in a day helps us feel more fulfilled and productive. This ensures that when we go to bed at night, we sleep with a feeling of accomplishment.

#2 STAY HEALTHY

Whether it is to lose weight or a means of escapism from being cooped up within your house, exercising can provide us ease and peace as exercising produces endorphins or the ‘happy hormones’ in your body. Also, try to have meals 3 times a day in order to prevent binging on unhealthy snacks.

#3 EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

With a major portion of our commute time to work/school being cut down, we surprisingly have a lot of time on our hands. Instead of wasting away the precious time, try to learn something new. It can be anything; picking up your once favourite past time of playing piano or learning a new language that could really help develop your CV.

#4 GET ADEQUATE SLEEP

A healthy sleep of 7 to 8 hours is necessary for our bodies to perform our best in our routinely tasks and stay on top of our game. However, with the beginning of the pandemic, people have really messed up their sleep schedules, which is quite unhealthy for them in the long run.

Hence, make sure to go to bed at the same time every night and get a good night’s rest to stay refreshed.

#5 TAKE BREAKS

 While we set targets that have to be achieved everyday in order to be as active as possible, it quite essential to take short breaks between work. Play with your dog or try to make a cup of coffee for yourself. These breaks ensure a higher productivity in the various tasks that we execute throughout the day and at the same time, really enjoy the things that we do so life does not appear monotonous to us.

So, make sure to stay active but at the same time, take care of yourself!  

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