People are creatures of habit, which is why routines offer a way to promote health and wellness – through structure and organization. A morning routine means you perform the same basic tasks in the same order every day. There are numerous psychological and physical benefits of having a set routine when it comes to managing your overall health. Below, we break down a few.

Stress management 

Stress comes in all shapes and sizes and can stem from just about any aspect of life. When you have a routine to focus on, you’ll start your day knowing exactly what you should be doing and what follows – routines can be completed without even thinking. It may cover just a small part of your day, but it could be a step toward helping you regain and maintain control of your stress levels. Decreasing stress levels can also lead to decreased risk of physical illnesses, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.   

Opportunity to form health habits 

When you have an established routine, you may find it easier to avoid unhealthy habits and develop healthy ones. Such habits can carry over into the rest of your life. You may find you begin eating healthier; practicing mindfulness; working out more often; wasting less time scrolling through your phone; etc. 

Boost in energy levels 

No matter if you have a restless or a restful night’s sleep, everyone’s energy levels are low early in the day. How does a routine help with this? A set regimen can increase your energy, especially when you give yourself no time to be lazy and dedicate the majority of your time to your scheduled activities. 

As you’re working to establish your routine, remember that everyone is unique. Not everyone requires a full scheduled day to reap the benefits of a routine. Make life choices that work for you – and know that, no matter your routine, those choices will only make you healthier and more efficient with your time. At Compwell, we empower patients to take control of their health. We offer a full suite of chronic care wellness services to both health systems and corporate clients. Are you interested in learning more about our services? Contact us today.