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Why routine can be great for mental health

Published on Oct 11, 2023 06:42 PM IST
  • From creating stability of thought to incorporating healthy habits, here are a few reasons why routine can be good for mental health.
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While sometimes it is important to explore things that are not part of daily life, routine can help us to manage time and our quality of work. "Establishing a routine can be highly beneficial for individuals struggling with their mental health, especially those dealing with anxiety or depression," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few reasons why sticking to a routine can be good for mental health.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 06:42 PM IST

While sometimes it is important to explore things that are not part of daily life, routine can help us to manage time and our quality of work. "Establishing a routine can be highly beneficial for individuals struggling with their mental health, especially those dealing with anxiety or depression," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few reasons why sticking to a routine can be good for mental health.(Unsplash)

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People with anxiety have a difficult time dealing with changes. When there is a routine, it creates predictability in their lives, reducing the risk of anxiety. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 06:42 PM IST

People with anxiety have a difficult time dealing with changes. When there is a routine, it creates predictability in their lives, reducing the risk of anxiety. (Unsplash)

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Sometimes when we repeat one activity over a period of time, it helps in creating healthier habits. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 06:42 PM IST

Sometimes when we repeat one activity over a period of time, it helps in creating healthier habits. (Unsplash)

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A routine helps the brain to know what is about to come. This creates more stability of thought and helps us to plan the day accordingly. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 06:42 PM IST

A routine helps the brain to know what is about to come. This creates more stability of thought and helps us to plan the day accordingly. (Unsplash)

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When we continue a specific routine, we develop the habit of sticking to it on a daily basis. This helps us to become better at it. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 06:42 PM IST

When we continue a specific routine, we develop the habit of sticking to it on a daily basis. This helps us to become better at it. (Unsplash)

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While a routine can help us stay distracted from depression, often people with mental disorders such as ADHD have a difficult time managing a routine. "Customising routines to your needs and goals is key to achieving the desired mental health benefits," added the Therapist. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 06:42 PM IST

While a routine can help us stay distracted from depression, often people with mental disorders such as ADHD have a difficult time managing a routine. "Customising routines to your needs and goals is key to achieving the desired mental health benefits," added the Therapist. (Unsplash)

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