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5 Benefits of Setting a Routine

Setting a routine can change your life. This simple act—which looks different for everyone— orders your day and places tasks and activities in specific blocks or a predictable sequence. 

To create a routine that works for you:

  • Start with small changes and slowly build up to your ideal routine. 

  • Reach out for support and accountability.

  • Review and make changes that support your goals.

  • Don’t give up. Keep going!

When you take charge of how your day unfolds—and allow it to become a habit—numerous benefits follow. Most of these benefits enhance your physical and mental health. Let’s take a closer look.

  1. Less Stress

Stress alters your memory, your ability to focus, and even your immune system

A set routine provides a framework that can help you prioritize tasks. It also allows you to allocate time for rest and other personal commitments. The sense of control—and balance—that results calms anxiety and helps you to say no (and yes) to things that come along. The result? Less stress!

  1. Better Sleep

When your days follow a set pattern, so can your nights. Improved sleep is an underestimated health and wellness boost! Did you know that sleep deprivation impacts your brain’s ability to function on almost all levels? It also puts you at risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases

Include a specific evening routine into your daily life that supports sleep—sometimes called sleep hygiene. It may take some time to develop a healthy sleep pattern, but a routine is the best place to start. 

  1. Healthy Habits

Following a routine makes it much easier to incorporate healthy habits into your life—in addition to less stress and better sleep, of course. Physical activity and a healthy diet are two major components of your wellness—and when they’re part of your routine, they’ll become a normal part of your day. 

A routine also makes it easier to follow through on new lifestyle changes that benefit your health—you simply “anchor” the new activity to an existing habit and it’ll be easier to remember.

  1. Enhanced Productivity

Many of the benefits we discuss here overlap. What happens when you follow a routine that supports healthy sleep, healthy habits, and less stress? Enhanced productivity! With a clear mind and sufficient energy, you will get more done and be motivated by your success. You will also enjoy the balance that comes from natural boundaries that form between work, healthy habits, and rest—goodbye burnout!

  1. Improved Self Confidence

As your life becomes ordered and predictable, and your productivity and health improve, you will feel more confident. Taking charge of your physical and mental health by following a routine is a sure way to feel better about yourself—and enjoy your life! It also helps you set and achieve goals!

For support and advice as you embrace a new way of living your life, contact our team at Tampa Spine and Wellness. We are passionate about holistic and natural health. We can help you develop a routine that supports your health—and your dreams!

Inspiration quote: "You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines whimpering and complaining.  You make progress by implementing ideas." ~ Shirley Chisolms


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