Are you a busy entrepreneur woman who wishes you had more time for yourself, but just can’t seem to even find a minute to spare?
Are you constantly on-the-go, running from one committment to the next, and when you are finally ready to relax, it’s already way past your bedtime?
You wake up every day feeling exhausted because you didn’t get enough sleep.You have to make breakfast and prepare yourself for a real job that you have to get to while you build your business. You have kids to feed and prepare for school. You slave all day at a job you hate, but you know you can’t quit because your business isn’t successful enough yet. You get home after a long day of work, feed the kids, bathe them, do their homework, put them to bed, and work on your business until the wee hours of the morning. You do this day in and day out, with no end in sight and you have lost hope. And then you wonder why you’re feeling so stressed out and on edge all the time.
I get it. I have plenty of clients who, just like you, are in the beginning stages of entrepreneurship. My clients came to me in the same place that you are in now…feeling exhausted, stressed out, and ready to give up.
I decided it was time to share with you exactly what I do, and what I teach my clients to do, so that you can finally start feeling ENERGIZED, RELAXED, and like you’ve totally got this. Because you deserve it!
I’ve recently started a new routine where I start the day with meditation, yoga or stretching, and journaling. I found this amazing (and free) resource recently called Meditation Oasis and I listen to one of their meditations on their podcast channel every morning. My favourite is the chakra meditation because I can do it lying down. I just press play and lie in bed to do my meditation. This specific routine lasts under 20 minutes. I then do some yoga or stretching-usually about 5-10 minutes, depending on how I feel.
After my meditation and yoga, I get up, and I do one of two things: Either I get ready and go to the gym, or I put on a warm house coat and slippers, and put on some relaxing music on Songza from one of their Moods playlists.
If I’m coming back from the gym, I take my shower before I make a warming, comforting breakfast of coffee and oatmeal with berries and greek yogurt.
I sit with my journal and I write for about 10-15 minutes. I write whatever I feel like, but if you are needing some inspiration, try dream journaling. This entails writing down what your dream life looks like as if you are already living it. I believe that the more you visualize actually living the life you want, the more your dreams become a reality.
After journaling, I get ready for my day of work.
I take a 5 to 10-minute break every hour or hour and a half. That way, I can clear my head, take a breather, and refocus.
I try to get outside at least once a day for a few minutes, even if it’s just to stick my head out the window.
I take time to prepare healthy meals during the day, with lots of fresh vegetables and protein.
I take time for personal development either during my lunch break or at the end of my day. I listen to audio trainings or podcasts, read a book, or watch webinars.
I work about 3 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon, with a one-hour (minimum) break for lunch.
If I didn’t go to the gym in the morning, I go in the afternoon.
In the evening, I do whatever I feel like doing that is going to help me to relax and feel good. Here are a few things I tend to do for relaxation:
I diffuse essential oils. My favourite combo for relaxation is Peace & Calming with Lavender.
I do light yoga or stretching.
I read a book or watch Netflix.
I take a hot bubble bath.
Other times, I see friends, family, or go on a date. I do whatever I feel like doing, and I always listen to what my body is saying. If I have plans and my body is saying it needs a night in, I will listen to my body. Having a strong connection with your body is a very important part of self-care.
About 45 minutes before I want to go to bed, I put on my pyjamas, get washed up, and get into bed.
I read a book for about 20 minutes.
I then put on my favourite sleep meditation, which is again from Meditation Oasis. I drift off to sleep easily with this meditation.
I hope you have found this blog post helpful. If you need any more information about self-care or would like to set up a personalized self-care routine, please feel free to email me your questions to [email protected]
Lots of love,