Daily Routine

What Is Daily-Routine?

In Sanskrit the daily routine is called the Dinachrya. Din means 'day' and acharya means 'to follow' or 'close to'. So you could think of it as being 'close to the day'.

Daily-Routine is a concept in Ayurvedic medicine that looks at the cycles of nature and bases daily activities around these cycles. Ayurveda contends that routines help establish balance and that understanding daily cycles are useful for promoting health. Daily-Routine says that each day two cycles of change occur, that correlate with the Ayurvedic concept of dosha. Routines covered by Daily-Routine include: waking time, elimination, hygiene, massage, exercise, bathing, meditation and prayer, meals, study, work, relaxation and sleeping.

Everyday life: Everyday life or Daily life or Routine life is a phrase used to refer to the ways in which people typically act, think, and feel on a daily basis. Everyday life may be described as considered mundane, routine, natural or habitual. Sometimes it is called normality. Human diurnality means most people sleep at least part of the night and are active in daytime. Most eat two or three meals in a day. Working time, apart from shift work is mostly on a daily schedule, beginning in the morning. This produces the daily rush hours experienced by many millions. Evening is often leisure time. Bathing every day is a custom for many. Beyond these broad similarities, different people spend their day differently. Nomadic life differs from sedentism, and among the sedentary, urban people live differently from rural ones. Differences in the lives of the rich and the poor, or between factory workers and intellectuals, may go beyond their working hours. Many women spend their day in activities greatly different from those of men, and everywhere children do different things than adults.

Personal life: Personal life is the course of an individual's life, especially when viewed as the sum of personal choices contributing to one's personal identity. This article is about the basic activities of a typical human life as defined in most medical contexts. For the activities of living model, see Roper-Logan-Tierney model of nursing.

Activities of daily living: Activities of daily living (ADLs) is a term used in healthcare to refer to people's daily self care activities. The concept of ADLs was originally proposed in the 1950s by Dr. Sidney Katz and his team at the Benjamin Rose Hospital in Cleveland, OH and has been added to and refined by a variety of researchers since that time. Health professionals often use a person's ability or inability to perform ADLs as a measurement of their functional status, particularly in regard to people with disabilities and the elderly. Younger children often require help from adults to perform ADLs, as they have not yet developed the skills necessary to perform them independently. ADLs are defined as "the things we normally do... such as feeding ourselves, bathing, dressing, grooming, work, homemaking, and leisure." A number of national surveys collect data on the ADL status of the U.S. population. While basic definitions of ADLs have been suggested, what specifically constitutes a particular ADL for each individual may vary. Adaptive equipment and devices may be used to enhance and increase independence in performing ADLs.