December 20, 2022Creative Living

#58: The Role of Routine In Easing Emotional Turmoil

I've been having the roughest days of the year lately.

But I fall back to my simple routine which makes me feel at least 1% better, calmer, and more grounded each day despite the raging emotions in my inner world.

That routine includes doing something for:

  • The mind. I practice meditation using Headspace as a guide at least 5 minutes a day. This helps me be kinder to my mind and be intentional with which thoughts I entertain throughout the day. I also write and ship daily, which helps me untangle my thoughts and get more clarity.
  • The body. Thanks to my dog Ringo, I force myself to walk outside at least 15 minutes a day. I usually find myself refreshed and energized after these walks.
  • The soul. I read the Bible, pray, and take notes of the verses that strike a chord with me.

How does your routine support you during tough times?

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Hi, and thanks for reading! I'm Kishly, a cheerleader of creatives and copywriter turned marketing strategist. Bookmark this blog to read my daily atomic essays on marketing, compassionate productivity, creative living, and lifelong learning. Or subscribe to Process, my weekly-ish newsletter for young adults (and the young at heart) in pursuit of wisdom and wonder. ✨

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