Human beings are built for routine. I mean think about it, there are 365 days in every year. That is a lot of days! Imagine if every single day your routine was completely different? Think about how stressed out you would feel not knowing when you were going to wake up or what you were going to do or how you would do it.
Thankfully our brains are designed for habits and routines because they help us literally survive. For instance, how could we have gotten through the whole hunter-gatherer era of history if there wasn't any consistency with the whole hunting and gathering part of the equations?!
Now more than ever, you have to prioritize having solid routines in your life, especially in the morning and evening. From the moment you wake up, you should have set intentions on what you want to do for that day. Additionally, you should have consistency in the mornings so that you don't waste brain power on things that can run on autopilot (making your bed, brushing your teeth, etc.).
By the end of the day, you should have a self-care routine in place that allows you to unwind, reflect, and get settled for deep rest.
Both morning and evening routines should be tailored to your unique needs. There is no one-size-fits-all method to self-care, which is why our Morning Refresh and Evening Reflection printable pages leave space for writing out your thoughts. Self-care is a process that you work through over time, and getting in touch with your thoughts and feelings is essential.
Whatever you do for your morning and evening routines, make sure that you make an effort to take your habits and all of the things that make you uniquely you into consideration.