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My Routine Is a Blessing, but It's Also the Bane of My Existence

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A routine can help manage an anxiety disorder, but it can also hurt. Here’s how I’ve come to find balance. Living with an anxiety disorder for a large part of my life, I have been forced to structure my life in a certain way in order to manage my day-to-day and minimize the affects of my anxiety.

My routine has been a blessing. It has also become the bane of my existence at times. Finding a balance between the two sides of routine can be tough.

Here are some pieces of advice I can offer from my experience. Routine, a Blessing: Calming my anxiety by creating structure: Having my day broken down and detailed piece by piece helps me to get started each day, even on super anxious days.

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