The pandemic has impacted many areas of people’s lives, including their routine. Whether it be your schedule during work, at home, with family, or during times of solitude, you have probably experienced some sort of thrown-off routine.
The drastic change, or loss, of a concrete schedule might have led to:
- Wondering what day of the week it is
- Experiencing trouble sleeping
- Periods of emotional stress
- Noticing a physical toll in your body
With sudden changes to one’s routine, the mind and body don’t know what to predict, which can lead to difficulty navigating and planning tasks, responsibilities, and the day-to-day schedule.
Things to consider:
- Benchmarks: Creating a plan for the tasks, goals, and responsibilities that you would like to complete might be helpful. This means listing each one, along with the deadline you are setting for individual items. This not only provides a structure, but also can aid in feeling like you are on a path towards completion.
- Downtime: Whether it be working on, or just thinking about, all the tasks, goals, and responsibilities you have ahead of you can lead to exhaustion, fatigue, or burnout. There’s importance in engaging in at least one fulfilling activity per day.
- The toll: It is completely normal and natural to be impacted by a thrown-off schedule, feeling as though you don’t have control, and experiencing stress about not knowing what is to come. Your mental health is important and there’s benefit to addressing your stress as it’s occurring and accumulating. If you are interested in receiving therapy with me, you can call, email, or self-schedule a phone consult. Click here to learn about telehealth. Ready to get started? Let’s work together!
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Disclaimer: This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. The topics being discussed are meant as a self-help tool for you own use. It is not psychotherapy or counseling. This information is to be used based on your own judgment. If you need to speak with a professional, you should find one local to you and contact them directly.