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The idea of sticking to a daily routine may seem restrictive to some people, but having structure to your day can greatly improve your wellbeing.
This is because routines help you manage your time better, making you more efficient. They also help you plan and make better choices, because you won’t be making them in a rush.
As a result, you're more likely to sleep and eat better, stress less about not getting things done and exercise more. All of these factors play a big role in your mental health.
And a routine doesn’t have to be boring or completely fixed. It just needs to add some element of order to your life, to help you manage better.
If you don’t keep to a schedule at the moment, why not try some of the following tips and see if they make a difference:
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