Consistency is Key

Published on 27 September 2023 at 11:30

Consistency is key- for anything we do! Having a lack of structure in your daily life can cause stress, anxiety, decreased productivity, feelings of no motivation, and more. Having a consistent routine implemented into your schedule can greatly reduce these symptoms while cohesively improving your day-to-day life.  Predictable, repetitive routines are calming and help reduce anxiety. 

What does consistency for mental health  look like? This would look like knowing what benefits you and following through with these things regularly. I do think that this is an individualized thing and it can be trial and error to figure out what that looks like for you but also a fun adventure to figure it out ! 

Following through with care is important. If you attend therapy, groups,  or have medication services- keeping up with this is important. I have learned working with people over the years, that each time we back track in consistent care and resources such as these, it can be harder to get back on track. If you are looking to get the most out of your therapy for example, then it is essential that you attend your sessions regularly.

Consistency in mental health is key- benefits- 

  • Improved mental health: Improved mental health outcomes.

  • Reduced stress and anxiety: Learn how to cope with stress and anxiety in a healthy way. 

  • Increased self-awareness: Learn to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This increased self-awareness can help you make better choices in your life.

  • Improved relationships: Improve your relationships with others by teaching you how to communicate effectively and healthily resolve conflict.

Think about what you engage in day to day and what you like. Think about ways you like connect with others. Think about why you want to create a healthy habit and be consistent every day in your actions. You will feel great about yourself and your mental health will improve. Do your best to choose the positive habit over the negative one and you will feel better!

I do also want to add a caveat about self grace! We also have to listen to our bodies and give grace if having struggles with motivation, getting started, and follow through. Remember - baby steps lead to manageable change. If you feel off and cannot follow the routine , then start somewhere- journal for 5 minutes, walk 1 block, commit to your chore for 10 minutes. It is not all or nothing - pass or fail- it is a continuum and grace is ok. Make sure you do your best to ensure your routine is realistic and for YOU! And lastly, just know you can reset/ restart at any moment! 

Be Beyond Well, Jen 



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