I’ve been seeing some INTERESTING posts from people on social media recently …

People who:

  • Don’t ever change out of their pajamas
  • Waste time and are bored every day because they don’t have a plan
  • Not getting simple and small things done (that are normally no big deal)
  • Are suffering from more anxiety and stress than usual, because they don’t have any normalcy in their lives!

Hey, there’s NO judgment here! In fact I’ve been guilty of one or two of these over the years …I must admit that I do love the posts of business men wearing a suit jacket and tie but wearing shorts…lol…

Right now it’s more important than EVER to make sure that we’re doing what we can to keep our head in the game and not let ourselves slip! If this sounds like you (or someone you know!) then a little structure may be exactly what you need. That’s why I created a quick guide below called YOUR PERFECT LOCKDOWN DAY!

Creating your own version of this will do SO MUCH to help keep your stress levels lower, stay on-track with your goals, and even have more fun in your life! Who knew that when this year kicked off, it would turn out the way it has so far?

The best thing we can do is roll with it, adapt our routine, and get on with life the best we can. If you don’t have a schedule, it’s like playing a game of dominoes. If one little thing goes awry, it can cause a cascade of events that can throw off your entire day … or worse!

And that can lead to: Stress 

(which you know is bad for your health.  Which we discussed during the Stress Mastery Kick Off call.)

Which can lead to … Poor sleep

Which can lead to …Not-so-healthy meals.

Which can lead to …Little or no exercise and movement

Which can lead to …

A WHOLE BUNCH OF THINGS YOU DON’T WANT!

Now imagine the OPPOSITE of all that: 

  • Having a sense of peace and feeling in control …
  • Sleeping great at night …
  • Having more energy …
  • And feeling proud of yourself because you’re taking control of your day!

Just a few things plugged into a schedule can make a WORLD of difference!

HERE’S MY TYPICAL LOCKDOWN DAY SCHEDULE

It’s just a sample schedule of what is currently working for me based on my situation.  Create your own to meet your needs!

6h30-7h30 – Morning Ritual: Wake up. Shower. Cup of warm lemon water. Quiet Reflection/Meditation.

7:30-8h – Latte (Organic Coffee or Matcha latte). Breakfast. Revise to do list for the day. Check email.

8h-11h00- Work: Typically my creative work time. Prepare blogs, plan content for weekly virtual lunch & learn session, post on social media and in my groups to support clients. Planning….

11h-1 – Break time. Cup of tea/snack & connect with my husband, Fitness Workout or Groceries (if it’s aTuesday), Lunch.

13h-17h – More work… Meetings. Connecting with people. Virtual client sessions.

17h-18h – Get outside for more fresh air!  Walk/Run with my daughter and connect.

18h-20h – Prepare & have supper as a family.  Clean up. Light chores.

20h-22h – Cup of Serenity or Passion Flower Tea, Relax. Family fun time (watch a funny show, play a games, Zoom call with friends/family) or alone time (read, listen to a podcast)

22h-23h – Bedtime routine, Lights out…

Action Step:  

Take a few minutes today to create YOUR perfect day schedule –set yourself up for success by being realistic about how much you actually can accomplish in a day.

And then hold yourself accountable to following it.

You will be amazed how after just a day or two you will feel so much more relaxed and at peace.

Make it a planning kind of day 🙂

PS: Want more support and wellness tools as you move through your days?  Join the Essentials for Peak Wellness Monthly Membership for 1-week free trial to see if it meets your needs.

REFERENCE: https://www.nm.org/healthbeat/healthy-tips/health-benefits-of-having-a-routine

 

 

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Christina Della Rocca is a multi-disciplinary Health Coach with over 20 years of experience in the fields of health, fitness, and wellness.

One of Montreal’s leading wellness professionals, Christina has been featured on Montreal AM live, RDS television, CHOM FM, CJAD, Mountain City Rock, and Trends Magazine.  Founder and Director of EXERCISE PLUS A Wellness Company that brings health & Fitness programs to companies in and around the Montreal area., Christina is a leading Corporate Wellness Specialist.