Inspiration -Structuring Your Daily Routine

I stumbled across a blog post written by Hit The Gem about promoting positive mental health. Read the blog post in full here.

The blog is mainly about how you can structure your daily routine in a way that won’t affect your mental health but instead promote it in a positive way.

They state that these activities aren’t just “things to add to your daily to-do list” but instead they are ways for you to feel better and maintain your overall mental health.

Of course, not every tip that is given will work for every single person, but as an all-rounder, it will suit more people than not.

Some of the twenty tips they give include:

  • Prepare for your day the night before
  • Wake up at the same time every day
  • Take 5 minutes to stretch and wake up your body
  • Start with small acts of self-care (washing your face, flossing)
  • Have breakfast and a cup of coffee or tea away from your computer or phone
  • Set boundaries around your work hours
  • Plan free time as a cushion in your schedule where you can work on whatever you want or catch up on things
  • Try these 9 yoga poses for reducing stress and anxiety (this includes the Cow Pose, Extended Puppy Pose, Head-to-Knee Forward Bend, Tree Pose, and more)
  • Drink lots of water
  • Block out 20-30 minutes (minimum) for self-development practices like journaling, meditation, or reading
  • Make time for family and/or hobbies
  • Acknowledge three things your are grateful/thankful for

Another tip they have is Get Social – socializing with your friends, a support group or networking can be really helpful as it will improve your mood and help fight depression. Having support will help you feel better and allow you talk about your feelings and thoughts.

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The Morning’s Matter tip is also useful – being positive in the morning will set the outlook for the rest of the day. The tip also tells you what to do if you feel like crawling under the covers and not dealing with the day.

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The last tip given is about Planning Ahead. Having a structure/routine in your day you may feel a little lost and not knowing what to do. If you plan these days out, you’re more relaxed as you know what’s going on & allows you to schedule in time for yourself and friends.

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This post has a lot of good tips that I could use in my app. The short tips could be used on the homepage to encourage users and help them maintain their positive mental health. The tips are easy to understand and they are also achievable – both which are very important. Focusing on promoting your mental health and ways on how to do that is essential and something I should think about when creating my app.

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