This isn't the case for everyone. Some of us get anxious without routine, need to know where they will be from hour to hour in order to function free of panic. That's perfectly common, in fact. But I still advocate a change of scenery for those of my readers that favour a more regimented life. Why not have a set week of the year where you're away somewhere that you love? Why not work out plans and itineraries and schedules for all the things you want to enjoy? You know how much I love a good list, and for me half the fun of going away somewhere is the planning. Checking every detail off your list is such a nice high before leaving, and puts you in the mood to properly enjoy yourself.
Carry That Peace
That, and dreaming of more adventure.
When things become tough and overwhelming, I cannot recommend a temporary escape enough. Taking a step back from your normal routine in order to think more clearly is the essence of mindfulness, and that's kind of what we're about in this place. And even if you're not into that, expanded horizons can open up new avenues and ideas for problem solving and stress relief. Allow yourself the chance to change your perspective on the things that drag you under, and learn how it feels to float.