Here comes lesson no. 4: Always prioritize yourself first.
Because if not, #hello burnout, overwhelm, frustration, and everything else but success.
This past year really showed me that in order to be successful in my business, I have to be successful with my mindset and my health first. How can anyone's life be successful if you're overworked and are feeling exhausted and empty at the end of the day, despite the lucrative salary, the prestigious position or the success at work?
That Daily Practice Everyone's Talking About
I have a morning practice that is pretty much an hour long - sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less. This time is key for me and seriously decides about my success I have on that day, not only financially and with clients, but also in how accomplished and happy I feel.
This is not about being perfect and sometimes I skip a couple of things, and sometimes I do more. It's all about the balance, but time for yourself should be a non-negotiable, no matter if you're a busy professional or have your own wellness or creative business.
Also, don't worry - you don't have to make an hour a day if that doesn't work with your schedule! Start with 5 minutes and see how your life changes.
These Are Some of The Rules I Go by In My Daily Life and Business
I take regular breaks. I used to be that crazy person who skips lunch, eats at my desk and feels like "I don't have time to eat". Seriously not good for your health longterm!
Breakfast and a cup of tea are part of my morning practice. If I don't eat breakfast, it's not going to be a good day.
I start my days with oil pulling and brushing my teeth, followed by my skin care routine. I wash my face, use a toner, a moisturizer and either gua sha or rose quartz roller to do a little home spa every morning. Sometimes, I start my day with a face mask, because why not?
I meditate every day. Because when I don't meditate, I don't feel as high vibing as when I do. And since I want to feel good all day every day, I just do it.
I look at my to do list and ask myself "how does it feel?". If it feels overwhelming or impossible to do, I reorganize some tasks to make sure it feels good to me. Because if not, I'm just going to end up feeling frustrated and unaccomplished at the end of the day, which is just creating more stagnation in your life.
I only work when I'm inspired, because everything is energy. You can transmit your energy even without words or actions, so I noticed that working when I'm unmotivated and uninspired has a negative impact on my business - so I don't do it.
I always trust my gut. Something feeling off or weird? I always listen to what my intuition is telling me and then act upon that.
I could share many more things about how I live my life and run my business, but long story short:
I always prioritize myself over everything else
Because when you're running low and you're only at 10% of your energy, how can you show up at work? How can you give love to your family and friends? How can you be a light in this world to make it a better place?
I always make sure I'm in the right vibration before I start work. I do whatever I have to do to be in my best shape, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
If anything in this email triggered you - trust that it is because you really need to make a shift this year.
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Since the last few years have taught me so much about life, self-love, and success in my business, I created two new programs for women who want to create the same for themselves.
If you already have a business or want to start your own creative, wellness, health, or beauty business, click here to check out my new business coaching course Glow Business School.
If you're the person that still eats at her desk, doesn't take breaks, and spends 16 hours at work without taking time for herself, click here to check out my brand new lifestyle program Live Love Glow 2019 to get clarity and prioritize yourself in this new year.
Feeling Confused and Overwhelmed?
If you're not quite sure what exactly you need help with, let's chat about it. I have a couple of spots open for a no-pressure call before the end of this month to figure out what's best for you. Click here to book your complimentary chat with me.
I hope to see you glow this year!