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Do you have a routine in your life? I am a bitch for routines.
I love to find something that works for me and stick to it and when I see that it doesn’t suit me anymore I find something new.
When I started this business I learned that having a routine is essential. When working from home you have to be really careful not to mix private life with work life.
Right now, my routine is to get up at 9 am, do a workout and a stretch, eat breakfast afterwards and then start working. At the moment, I am trying to integrate more in my routine.
I decided to not pick up my phone before having eaten breakfast. Because I work on my phone I basically start working the moment I pick up my phone. Furthermore, I wanted to write down my daily gratitude’s before work.
Before I started my business I was really skeptical whenever it came to manifestation, visualization and gratitude. And not because I thought those things were bad. It just seemed so unrealistic. However, the more I know about it, the more I realize that everyone is cooking with water. Those a really basic concepts to help you achieve your goals that can get you a very long way.
I do not always manage to do everything on my list. I am trying not to think less of me because of that. That’s the thing about routines, if you have one you will want to stick to it.
The good thing is, I don’t have to stick to my routine. I don’t have to start working after breakfast because I choose my own hours. I can also work late at night which makes sense because there are way more active people on social media at night. But I am a morning person and I like to get things done before lunch.
Anyway, I usually work until I get hungry. I cook something for lunch, sometimes together with my boyfriend, and then we eat. After that I usually get a bit more work done. If I have a post planned for the day I write it beforehand and post it later that day.
This is actually all I ever wanted. I wanted to have a lot of free-time and choose when I work. Do you know the feeling when you don’t have the time to do a workout or watch one episode of your favorite show because someone else is deciding when you have to work and you got other stuff to do, too? That has been the worst feeling for me for the longest time. And don’t get me started on being exhausted because you wanted to do way too much and you had to work, too.
I can’t count all the times I felt the stress piling up and not being able to do anything about it because I just had so many things that HAD TO BE DONE.
Don’t get me wrong, still a lot of stuff that has to be done over here. But I choose most of it. I choose to post on social media, I choose to talk to people and I choose to learn more about Kangen water. And I also choose when I do it. It’s just that no one is 100% every day. That is not how humans works. Even though society would love us to be and is trying to make us believe that we are, there is only so much one person can do.
That is why I also focus on integrating self-care in my routine. For example, I work out in the morning because it makes me feel good. Because our body needs movement. And it is amazing when you achieve a self-set goal! Do you know that feeling?
And sometimes it is just healthy to put your phone away and be unavailable for a few hours.
It can be exhausting at first to integrate things that are good for you into your routine. Because self-care starts with distinguishing between what you want to do and what is good for you. And when you find the energy and willpower to do what is good for you instead of what you want to do in that moment, that is self-love.
For example, you come home after a long day of work and you just want to binge watch “Tiger King” and eat chips. While that will satisfy you for a short period of time, it probably won’t make you happy in the long run. Instead give your body a good meal because you worked hard and deserve to be fed properly. Did you move your body today? No? Ok cool, take the time, maybe go for a walk. Or get a quick workout in or a stretch or yoga. It only takes 10 minutes and I promise that you will feel better afterwards. You already moved your body? Great, good job! Then rest, so you can recover. See where I am going with this? You decide what to do. But decide in your favor.
I hope that in your life you have the possibility to choose your routine and find time for yourself in-between. If you don’t – change something. I am serious. It can be so harmful to do too many things you don’t want to do and to overwork. If you’re looking for a way to create a life with all the freedom you could ask for yourself leave a comment, contact me via the contact form or message me on instagram or fb. I would love to be part of your journey.
Thanks for coming to my pep talk!
See you soon,