Just like anyone living in 2019, I struggle with balance. Like, I struggle a LOT with balance.
I own my own business, I am, by nature, an anxious person, I am an only child, and I am a woman in her mid-thirties, so... you know. Lots going on in the ol’ noggin.
I don’t love putting my candid personal thoughts out there on the internet (there’s enough people doing that, right?), but I feel like this one is important because it’s something I hear from almost all of my clients. How do we set REALISTIC intentions for how we are moving through our day?
We’re going to keep EACH OTHER accountable with this one, ok?
This morning, I outlined what kind of daily schedule feels best to me. Not the one that my inner hustler self wants, or my anxiety riddled scarcity brain is too afraid to deviate from, or the most productive one even, but the schedule that my wise-ass inner self is asking for. This is also the pace and routine that brings the greatest amount of abundance into my life personally AND professionally. Funny how that works.
I am someone who when given an inch will go ahead and take that mile. If I am vague with things like timing, it's really hard to myself accountable. What works for me is getting SPECIFIC. Nothing too restrictive or rigid, but just being really CLEAR about the "who, what, what, where, when, why, how's" of my goals.
So, to get my daily schedule a little... healthier, I'm breaking it down into 30 minute increments.
My goal is...
6:30 - 7:00 --> Wake up + coffee
7:00 - 7:30 --> Take Mona on a walk
7:30 - 8:00 --> Make breakfast / eat breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 --> Get dressed, get into my office/office mode
(no correspondence with humans other than my sweetie yet lol)
8:30 - 9:00 --> Respond to emails/texts... and away we go.
Now, I'm not saying this is the timing for everyone. It's just what works well for me. What time we wake up is a very personal choice. Obviously, work schedules come into play here too (I work mostly from home, so my timing is different). I like to keep a slow pace in the morning. If I let things get too frantic and I'm all whacked out all day. The point is get SPECIFIC and write it down. This goes for the evening too, because a successful morning starts the night before.
This time of year is perfect for REFLECTION. Reflecting doesn’t mean attacking ourselves for “slipping up” or not following through. Reflecting is compassionately checking in with what we did really well, what was neutral, and how we can better set ourselves up for success in the future. It’s being in the moment with our feelings and thoughts so we can launch into the future rather than lament the decisions we’ve made in the past.
What do you want next week to look like?
Plan it out. Just like a financial budget. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep (and what time that’s going to be), set your daily schedule intentions. BE REALISTIC. Try starting with ONE shift or tweak and then next week making another.
I’d love to hear from you, so feel free to share :)
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Hi! My name is Sarah. I'm into clean eating, traveling (beach please), helping folks eat and feel better, gardening (not very well), and bopping around my neighborhood with my dog. Thanks for reading!