Tips for Staying Physically and Mentally Healthy in Isolation

Find a routine that works for you and stick to it to feel like you have been productive during your day. Shutterstock.

Routines Are Very Beneficial

Once you’ve completed your workout, you should have a nice shower and then finish your morning off with a good and healthy breakfast. A great option after exercise would be a smoothie or protein shake, or you could go with classic eggs and bacon. There are so many studies that show how effective a routine can be on our mental health. Having a good morning routine is great for starting your day off on the right track and sets you up for the day. If you get up and scroll on your phone for the whole morning, you will feel more sluggish than if you were to get some things marked off your list.

Routines provide a sense of certainty and predictability. Shutterstock

A routine helps us stay grounded and helps us achieve a lot more in the day. This type of system will boost your productivity and help you feel that life is somewhat “normal.” Set your routine according to what suits you and your needs. Remember, this is a great time to figure out what makes you the best version of yourself. Maybe your routine in the morning is slower and involves journaling, reflecting, and mediation. That is fine! If you are more productive overall with a routine like this, do whatever works best.