Daily Maintenance Plan
Use the first tabbed section of your binder for your daily maintenance plan.
Write down when you are feeling all right or how you would like to feel.
Dreams and Goals
If you think you would find it helpful, make a list of goals you could work toward. You can write down far-fetched goals or more easily achievable ones. Then you can incorporate small steps to achieve these goals into your daily maintenance plan.
Describe things you need to do every day to maintain your wellness. Use your Wellness Toolbox for ideas. Writing these things down and reminding yourself daily to do them is an important step toward wellness. Here are some examples:
- get exposure to outdoor light for at least 30 minutes
- take medications and vitamin supplements
- have 20 minutes of relaxation or meditation time or write in my journal for at least 15 minutes
- spend at least half an hour enjoying a fun, affirming, and/or creative activity
- check in with my partner for at least 10 minutes
- check in with myself: “how am I doing physically, emotionally, spiritually?”
Make a reminder list for yourself of things you might need to do. You’ll avoid a lot of the stress that comes from forgetting occasional but important tasks. Here are some examples:
- set up a doctor’s appointment
- do peer counseling
- do some housework
- buy groceries
- do the laundry
- go to support group
Cross out items if they stop working for you and add new items as you think of them. You will be surprised how much better you will feel after just taking these positive steps on your own behalf.