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- According to experts, sleep determines your day, so make sure to wake up and sleep.
- After applying the routine, see if it is working, write daily goals in notebook or online.
(Alexandra E. Petrie). All people had to stay indoors for a long time due to coronavirus. From children's online education to the elders' work from home, everything was completed from home. Now, after spending so much time at home, many people have realized that their routine is spoiled. In such a situation, when things are starting again, we may be worried about the new routine. This is also very important, because it directly affects our health.
Some tips that can help to rebuild, improve and handle your routine.
Start small things
Do not treat your routine like a competition. Therefore, instead of trying to come first, set such goals as a person or family, which you can achieve. New York fitness instructor and life coach Dillon Gomieh says, “Prepare yourself for small victories.” Now instead of saying that I will get up at 6 am every day, think about a little exercise in the week and keep on increasing it.
Atlanta's life planner Shanel Dokun said that it is also important to know why you want to make a routine. Question yourself what I want to feel everyday. Most people focus on work, focus on the things that recharge you.
If you are among those who like pen and paper then keep a notebook with you. Write about the goals you want to achieve. People who like digital can take the help of Google.
How you use these things depends on what is good for you. For some people this may mean scheduling time. Such as exercising at 7 in the morning, taking a break for lunch at 12:30 and taking a walk. While for some people it may mean preparing a list of things that they want to complete every week.
Create a time table with the help of daily activities
Sleep tells about our day. “Our day begins when we wake up and end with our sleep,” said Jennifer Martin, professor of medicine at the David Gaffen School of Medicine at the University of California. Jennifer advises setting a time that will be of use to you. Keep this routine for 6 or 7 days. He said, “It may mean that you have to wake up a little too early on weekends, but the same thing will also cause good sleep for your next night. Also make a habit of sleeping at the same time every day.”
Meals can also help decide your day. May Juhu, founder of Nutritional Happens, said, “Understanding your eating schedule can be helpful for other activities. It shows when we can exercise, sleep or work.” Apart from this, cooking can also be a good activity. He said, “By deciding the time of cooking before eating, you will be able to involve the children in it. By this, children will learn about food and healthy choices.” Experts recommend making screen time through dinner.
Question yourself – is it working?
Even if you are good at making a schedule, it is very important to know whether it is working properly or not. Dokun said, “Check it out and put it in your routine. That's the only thing people usually miss.” It can take up to three weeks to build up your rhythm. If you still do not see the progress, then understand that it is time for some improvement.
Remember that if this time is of stress for the parents, then the children are also facing it. American Academy of Pediatrics spokeswoman and pediatrician Corinne Cross said, “Many times we feel that children will return to normal. So, make up a schedule in your mind that you have to watch before having dinner or children.”
Do not be rude with your routine
All experts agree that the most important thing in making and applying a routine is not to be rude with yourself. Gomeih says, “Routine does not mean that you have to calculate every hour of every day. If something goes wrong, everything will go wrong.” He said that routines serve as guidance.