Morning Routine

Routine is important to me. It’s important to manage my mental and physical health and it’s all become a bit lost recently.

My routine generally has gone, and I need routine. Routine keeps me healthy and happy, even if others might think it restricts what I do, it allows me to manage my medical conditions so they don’t overwhelm me or become worse.

Over the last month or so my depression in particular has been really bad. I haven’t wanted to do anything and I mean anything. All I’ve been doing is sitting on my sofa watching telly and eating, not even showering. Everything just seems like such an effort and I know if I make myself get back into my routine I will start to feel better.

So this last week I have tried to do some ‘normal’ things, taking the dog for a walk, eating a proper breakfast, having a shower and slowly I’m starting to get back into the swing of things.

From today I have started to eat healthily again and I had my proper morning routine;

  • I got up
  • Went to the bathroom
  • Had a cigarette
  • Ate my breakfast and had a cup of tea
  • Brushed my teeth
  • Got dressed

Now I need to continue this for the rest of the week and improve my evening routine as well. So tonight I need to go to the supermarket and then walk the dog, that’s it, no pressure, no list a mile long, shopping then walk, shouldn’t be too hard.

But all of this is a case of making myself do it, literally forcing myself to do ‘normal’ things, I will feel better for it and I know that, but it doesn’t make it any easier.

Wish me luck!

See Ya!

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7 thoughts on “Morning Routine

  1. Insecure Housewife

    I completely understand how depression can make those usual tasks seem too much. Good for you for getting back into it. It can be hard but so worth it. I know you will make it through the week and get your full routine back. Creating a morning routine is something I really need to do, so I am going to take inspiration from you and start tomorrow with a simple routine and stick with it.

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  2. elaineebest

    The steps you need to take for yourself only need to make you feel good. They don’t need to impress anyone else. I’ve never suffered from depression, but I do understand that it can be a hurdle to jump over. I know you can set your morning routine (and night routine!) in motion! It’s hard, but I believe in you because you are strong and you are capable.

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  3. katedaysaweek

    As you know I have been going through something similar.. Currently trying to get things back on track as well: eating healthy (as much as I hate saying that, it does help fight anxiety), force myself to have a shower and get dressed every day, take the dogs out, drink lots of water. Some days I’ll make a list of small things I think I should accomplish on top of that, such as going to the supermarket or calling someone. So far, that routine has helped me to start feeling better, but I’m not ready to go back to work yet (I’m a teacher), so I’ve extended my medical leave to better work on my recovery.

    Take the time that you need, focus on small accomplishments that build your self confidence, don’t forget to love yourself and believe in yourself. Muah!

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    1. phigella

      Glad you’re starting to feel better, don’t go back to work too soon, I made that mistake last year and ended up off again. My routine has worked this week, I’m already starting to feel more energised.

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