Having a routine can help with lots of different things, like sleep and managing your emotions. It helps to do a variety of different activities through the day.
It doesn't matter that your routine is different from normal but it is important that you have a routine. So get up, eat meals and go to bed at the same time every day, even at the weekends! Do what works for you.
Below are some ideas, activities and resources to help you build a routine.
There are lots of options you can use to plan out your day and to help you stick to that plan. You can use technology or a diary/notebook/planner to help with this.
You could use a diary or notebook to organise your days or use the Daily Planner Printable below.
Technology can be useful too. Most phones have alarms and calendars you can use to help you stick to your routine. Setting alarms and reminders can help to keep you on track throughout the day. Try setting one for getting up, one for mealtimes and one for wind down time before bed.
There are also other apps out there that might help. Remember to check out the reviews and security before installing them. Do not share your personal information with anyone. You might want to share what you are using with your family so that they can help you to manage your routine.
It is important to do a bit of what you love every day. That doesn't mean you should play computer games or be on social media all day. Doing a little bit of what you love is always good for you. You need a balance of activities throughout the day. You need something active, something quiet and relaxing, something to make your brain work and something with other people. You also need a balance between things you have to do (school work, brushing your teeth, eating ...) and things you want to do.