Everyday morning routines like showering, getting dressed for work and commuting to the office can now seem foreign, but psychologists say that sticking to routines not only benefits your mental health but can be vital to properly readjusting to life after the pandemic.
“Routine gives us structure, predictability,” Dr. Saunia Ahmad, registered clinical psychologist and founder of Toronto Psychology Clinic, told CTVNews.ca in an interview. “It helps us be more focused and much more productive and most of all it actually reduces anxiety and stress. Often anxiety and stress is triggered by uncertainty and unpredictability and routine gives us that structure and predictability.”
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