The importance of having a healthy routine for complete mental, physical and emotional wellbeing
Having a routine may sound mundane at first… If your life feels ordinary, routine and typical you may feel dissatisfied or even inclined to spice it up! While some are the happiest living limitlessly on a day-to-day basis, many others find that having a consistent schedule and activities grounds them and makes them content. Incorporating a healthy routine into your daily life will help you flourish mentally, physically and emotionally – here’s why:
Mental wellbeing is an umbrella concept, encompassing different ideas such as the ability to cope with change that may be difficult or unpleasant, the maintenance of healthy relationships with loved ones, stress management and so much more. Having a healthy routine affects every single facet of mental wellbeing. One example includes reserving time on a consistent basis to catch up with close friends and family and subsequently increasing your sense of social connection and fulfillment.
It is widely known that it takes roughly 21 days to form a new habit. If you have a healthy routine, forming new habits becomes much easier as your actions and behaviours are increasingly standardized. Gradually, your overall lifestyle will change for the better as new, better habits are continuously being added.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving complete mental wellbeing. However, healthy routines will certainly help to minimize bad days.
As emotional wellbeing directly ties into mental wellbeing, it is crucial to maintain a healthy routine for emotional wellness and stability. The ability to cope, rationalize and overcome challenges are integral life skills for everybody.
Routines create structure for lifestyles that can be hectic and unpredictable. The same idea can be applied to emotions: when your emotions are all over the place, adhering to a routine can help round up those emotions, let you know how you are doing and what needs to be done for a positive outcome.
The creation of expectations and patterns that come with a healthy routine will help benefit you emotionally by reducing negative feelings and increasing positive ones. Whether happiness, peace or resilience is the end-goal, the implementation of a healthy routine will surely help you change your life for the better!
Physical wellbeing complements mental and emotional wellbeing in that your body and mind work cohesively to make you who you are. While the definition of physical wellness may seem over-generalized to being fit or in shape, everyone has different definitions of what makes them feel physically healthy. Routines help directly by allowing you to stay in shape, and indirectly by increasing your self-esteem and happiness while reducing stress and anxiety. Both getting to a state of physical well being and maintaining it have health benefits – these are accelerated by routinely exercising, eating well and maintaining your health in your own ways.
Our pharmacy team can provide personalized advice on how to achieve a healthy routine based on what works best for your own health and wellbeing.