As an entrepreneur most of the times you need to wear all the hats at the same time: accountant, digital marketer, cleaner, sales representative, healer… it feels like you never have time for anything, and your days and lives pass very fast thinking only on your ever growing to-do list. This situation not only happens to entrepreneur women, it happens in many other circumstances in life: being a mom with or without full time job, an entrepreneur mom, single mom etc.
Hence, the feelings of frustration matched with the lack of time can be very stressful. If we do not deal with the stress in a constructive way, you may end with strained muscles, impact your immune system, experiencing a physical symptom, emotional stress, to name some. Stress starts to accumulate around your energy field and you may start feeling more and more tired.
As I was feeling very overwhelmed with my long to do list, I started to search for ways and tools that could help me to cope with it in a healthier way. I red few books, and 2 of them resonated with me. I found them simpler to apply in my daily routine. One is the 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma and the other one is The 6 Habits of Growth by Brendon Burchard.
As I describe myself as an eclectic person, I love to apply and combine different modalities, tools and practices. What I also have noticed with my experience is that consistency is key. We tend to stop practising our daily routine when we feel better and we can’t do that. The continuation of your daily routine even if the stress is not evident, is the key of your success. Being perseverant is very important to see the results and to continue with the peaceful feeling in your heart and mind.
Here are some of my daily practises every morning and evening. Please remember that what works for me, will not necessarily works for you, but you can try and find your own way to practise them.
- Protect your energy as soon as you wake up, ground yourself and drink a glass of water.
- Start your day with exercise. It could be anything; yoga, walking, running, stretches, weight lifting. As you know, I love walking and connecting with nature.
- I change the type of meditation: I listen to prayers and say them out loud or follow a guided meditation or do breathwork.
- Write down your daily schedule and look at your short or long goals, it will help you to keep motivated.
(Planning your week should be done Sunday or Monday morning, but I like to double check what I want to do each morning)
- Journal for 20 min. I do this either morning or evening.
- Disconnect from any gadget 1 hour before going to bed
- I do 12 min yoga stretches
- Knitting for me is a way to relax and connect with the quietness of my heart.
- Journal if I feel I need guidance or release things from the day
- Pray thanking all the blessings received through the day
- Visualize how I want the following day to be
It looks long, but it can be very easy with practice. It might be difficult at the beginning, but it’s worth it in the long term. It turns into a quick routine. There are days that you prefer taking more time journaling or exercising, it doesn’t matter, you can be flexible with yourself. Remember to include in your routine whatever feels right for you at this time of your life. Respect your energy, your cycles and how your heart is guiding you.
Love and light,