Setting Daily Routines for your Well-being
At the most fundamental level, our physiology is very much adapted to—and supported by—some sense of regularity. And this is why the daily routine is such an effective medicine, particularly for anxiety. In Ayurvedic terms, vata dosha is linked to principle of movement, and daily routines can support in grounding, and bringing anchoring in life.
Adopting a daily routine is a purposeful and enduring act of love and self-care. Each day, our routines provide us with an opportunity to prioritize our own health and well-being, regardless of what else might be going on in our lives. They become very effective reminders that we are, in fact, worthy of a healthy dose of loving attention every single day. The cumulative effect of caring for ourselves in this way is quite powerful, very vata-pacifying, and for many, results in a greatly improved sense of wellness in a very short period of time.
The routine itself has a very grounding and stabilizing effect on the system. It creates a number of familiar and comforting reference points or pegs throughout each day that sends a definite affirmation to the deep tissues of the body that all is well, that we can be at ease.
When the body learns to count on a daily routine and gets used to things like adequate rest, appropriate exercise, and a nourishing spiritual practice, the mind and the nervous system naturally begin to relax. This serves to calm the mind in a very powerful way.
Daily action builds habits. It gives you practice and will make you an expert in a short time. If you don’t break the chain, you’ll start to spot opportunities you otherwise wouldn’t. Small improvements accumulate into large improvements rapidly because daily action provides “compounding interest.” It takes both time and focused attention to re-pattern the mind, and daily practice is one of the best ways to ensure your success. Even a few minutes per day is enough to be transformative, and committing to a daily practice gives results.
The birth of a habit and a routine is admittedly not an easy one, but it is definitely one that will provide clarity, mindfulness and a healthier well-being for the soul.
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Assisting people understand ‘living in the moment’ we support people as they find their true life balance and purpose. Through the use of long known practices, techniques and activities blended with well-planned dietary intake we see our people gain a state of well-being from where they consistently make good decisions and better their own well-being and that of their community.
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