To create the mindset of a functional recovery based lifestyle is actually not hard at all. New healthy routines require a timed and conscious effort to establish and sustain your personal growth agenda. Your agenda must include self-care morning practice, adopting mindful practices in your day, gut health and healthy food, social interaction, physical exercise and some meditation or self-reflection time.
Daily routines allow you to operate more efficiently by eliminating wasted time and stress in figuring out what to do next in your day. Daily routines will help you create new good habits as well as putting a stop to destructive or self-limiting bad habits.
It may seem somewhat counter-intuitive, yet by simply adding a fixed structure to your day, you will find more free time to explore many creative and more meaningful solutions to your other life problems.
By structuring your day with a simple plan, you open the door to operating at your peak efficiency.
Keep in mind that you can make significant changes to your routines without filling up your already busy schedule. Maintaining simple focused positive routines that cover the essential bases for your greater wellness is the best tactic.
The greatest benefit of establishing a new daily routine is that you force yourself to start doing things you don’t necessarily want to do, but things you need to do. The payoff is that inside a couple of months, your mind is re-trained. These hard changes then become a new “habit”. Not only easier but something you actually want to do.
At Recovery Direct we have created a day plan that rotates around a simple mindful routine of healthy mealtimes, focused social interactions, educational meetings, and a range of mindfulness-based practices such as yoga and meditation.
Daily routines have been the mainstay for many highly successful people, which is why routines should fit so neatly into your personal growth objectives. Over time you can adapt and adjust your daily routine to include practices that are better in line with where you are wanting to direct your life.
The Recovery Direct daily routine is one that you can freely adopt and use in your personal calendar if you like. There are purposeful time gaps in this simple routine designed for the personal talk therapy programmes for substance, depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and behavioural issues.