If you plan, arrange, and schedule healthy, growth-oriented structure into your daily life, you will stay sober, healthy, and goal-focused. Regular structure will reduce the impact of depression, anxiety, anger, and daily frustrations. Regular structure will help you cope with the unexpected such as a layoff from work, relationship breakup or just the bad weather. Regular structure reduces the level of stress in your life and gives you something concrete to look forward to.
Remember, regular structure sends a clear message to your friends and family! You know where you are going each day, you know what you need to do to reach your goals, and you are committed to change. Every day it sends a clear message to yourself mentally and physically that you are on the road to success. Regular structure cues you every day: you are succeeding and managing your life. It cues you every day that you are in control of your life.