As a person, I always thrive when I have a routine in place. I find myself feeling lost and unorganised without one.
Also, having something to focus on leaves me with less time to entertain any detrimental thoughts my disorders might bring my way. A day off schedule can stress me out to the extent that I often lose track of time, the days and my symptoms flare up.
In todays post, I’ll be sharing ways I deal with abrupt changes.
A Minor Change
Sometimes small events inevitably derail my routine. For example, needing to go out to buy necessities.
In those instances, I go back to my list of things I need to do and then back to the task that was interrupted. While this isn’t ideal for me, it helps me ease back into my routine.
Events That Are Out Of My Control
Life sometimes likes to surprise us and it isn’t something we can control. If this happens to me, I often find myself in a tailspin.
To help ease the anxiety this causes, I turn to journaling. Writing down how I’m feeling, then making a list of things I can control is such a calming experience for me.
If I Completely Lose My Routine
This has happened more times than I can remember. Sometimes it’s my own doings, others it was an inevitability.
I feel lost over the days and end up feeling unsettled, too. It is something I am experiencing right now.
The best way I’ve found to deal with this is to start over the next day. Taking the current day to pick myself back up and put the pieces back together.