My life is pretty vanilla in that I don’t have much excitement each day. My day to day life is predictable.
While in treatment you soon learned a daily routine. Meals were at set times, you were expected to be out of bed have breakfast. Somewhere between breakfast and the first group take a shower then get dressed.
Groups were at set times in the schedule. The only thing that would change from day to day was the subject matter.
The scheduled events of the day were to give you a sense of direction. Planning was the key.
At home in my day to day routine I try to stay on track. Take medications roughly at the same time, going to bed takes on a definite pattern. All of this keeps me from acting eracticly. Even shopping, doctor appointments, I plan them carefully. One reason is so that I do not over due causing tiredness which triggers panic attacks.
I cannot say whether this method would work for others, but, for me keeps me on track. It gives me a feeling of normalacy.
It is the same dull routine, but I guess I love it.