This past Monday I asked you to observe what your routine was this week. What are you doing to combat the stress of Covid-19 and the repercussions that have come in its wake?
Your routine is as individual as you are. For some, exercise routines and nutrition are the releases that gets them through tumultuous times of stress. For some, it’s daily spiritual study. Many meditate. Others read what my family calls “brain candy” books – books that take no mental effort to get through.
Routine, preferably daily routine, is like insurance. It seems unnecessary in the best of times, but in the worst of times, in a car crash, or a crashed economy, it saves our necks. Not monetarily, but in every other regard. Cortisol, the stress chemical, as you know, takes a signifiicant toll on the body. Daily routine that you can lean back on, is a sure-fire way to combat the stress that doesn’t disappear when you leave work for the day.
If you don’t have a routine, make one. Start with one thing that you can do daily to ease even the smallest bit of stress.
Because it matters that we get through this. It matters that we come out of this stronger. Seasons like this are what defined the generations of the early 30s with mass unemployment and sleepless nights wondering how to make ends meet.
Routine matters because 20 years from now this will be a mark of your downfall or a mark for good and growth. Your optimism on the face of opposition is manifested in healthy routines and every lesson that we bring to these posts.
Have a great weekend!