With Zoom and Skype taking over social interaction, we’ve replaced heels with slippers as the kitchen table became the new office, resulting in our daily routine going out the window. Whilst lockdown may have impacted our morale and motivation, it is important to keep up with a normal routine as best we can as this can impact us both physically and mentally.
Establishing an effective daily routine can not only boost morale but can also impact motivation and shift your focus from worrying about external pressures, to allow time for self-improvement. Now more than ever, we have a lot of time on our hands, which is why this is the best time to maintain a daily routine, no matter how simple the task.
Whether it’s establishing a wake up and night-time routine or even meal planning for the day, these simple acts can impact productivity by adding a little structure to your day in these chaotic times.
Where Do I Begin?
Set daily tasks
Whilst we may be struggling to stick to some of the bigger New Year’s resolutions, such as travelling more, it can be helpful to set out small, simple goals throughout the day. This may include achieving 10,000 steps, simply making your bed in the morning or maintaining a skincare regime. By setting achievable tasks throughout the day, this improves motivation and keeps the mind busy.
Nutrition and wellbeing
We’ve all used the phrase “the diet starts Monday.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve completely lost track of what day it is, so let’s just say the diet starts now! Whilst we are not all dieticians, we know what we should and shouldn’t be eating. So why not take this time to learn about nutrition; if you need guidance, follow Dr Tapan’s journey over on Instagram for live Q&A’s and wellbeing tips.
Straight From The Doctor's Mouth
“Having a daily routine is extremely important, and has really helped me to organise my time during the day. Having a set schedule ensures I can fit everything I need too into the day, which improves my productivity. I find I am more productive having the same morning and evening routine, as my body expects it, and it all becomes a habit, this means I can focus on what I need to do.
PHI Clinic London
We understand that maintaining a daily routine is difficult during this time, which is why we want to help in any way we can. Check out Dr Tapan’s Instagram page to follow his personal journey, with tips on how to stay motivated and how to structure your day.