How can you “Calendarize” your day, to better bring about a sense of calm?
I hope I am finding you healthy right now, and I want you to know that I have been keeping you in my thoughts that you remain safe during these uncertain times.
As you’ve been following I’ve been focused on providing you different ideas to help you more effectively handle “sheltering in place”. Today’s idea, has to do with your calendar and schedule…or “Calenderizing” your day.
Creating a schedule or establishing a sense of routine, helps create a sense of order; a sense of order leads to a greater sense of predictability, and a sense of predictability often elicits a sense of calm.
Given the above, here are some suggestions to consider:
1. Set up a schedule for yourself and your family to establish a sense of routine.
2. Get out of those pajamas! You’ll find that you can feel more upbeat when you are dressed and ready for the day.
3. Clean up/shower as if you were going somewhere…it has the same effect as the point above, that of feeling more upbeat and prepared for your day.
4. Identify and build in to your day activities that are more important to you. If, for instance, you wanted to build in time for meditation, journaling, or exercise, build that time into your current redesigned schedule.
5. Remember to take breaks and create rest points throughout your day.
The act of physical distancing that you are engaging in right now, is an act of generosity and kindness that you are taking for yourself and others. So while these days may be challenging, when you take steps to organize and provide structure for yourself, it can help you feel a greater sense of calm.
This weeks action step:
1. Have you established a schedule or sense of routine for yourself while you remain at home?
2. What have you been wanting to build into your daily routine, but haven’t yet incorporated?
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To A Life You Love,
Dr. Joan Rosenberg
Yes yes yes! “Calendarizing”, as you put it, is one of the most helpful things I do to stay calm. It first seems like it would add a layer of stress to life but it is the exact opposite. Thanks for highlighting this again!