How many of you have a New Years resolution and actually stick to it? How many of you have a word you use to define how your year will go and use that word to keep you motivated in the new year? My word for 2019 is SELF. I selected this word because I felt like I was neglecting myself. As an entrepreneur it’s easy to get lost in your work. The more successful I became, the harder I found it to shut off work. That is why I knew I needed to make a change.
I know for me, to be a successful blogger, wife and mother, each year I have to look back to the previous year, determine what adjustments need to be made and what I want to focus on in the new year. I wanted to share my daily routine because as women, we can relate to our daily struggles and if we can share our successes, we all win.
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Like most people, I am addicted to social media. At one point I found myself reaching for my cell phone before opening my eyes! That is why I made a conscious decision this year to stop. I decided that I need to disconnect, and take care of self. On my quest to take care of self, I implemented 4 quick and easy task to get ready for a day of success.
1.Making my bed.
There is something about this little task that truly helps me get the day off right. Not only does this small task create a sense of accomplishment when I rather be sleeping, but it adds a sense of order to my day. When my bed is messy, I truly feel unorganized hence coming home to a made bed is important to me.
By reflecting on the past day and what I want for the new day, I reassure myself that success is right around the corner, and my day will be blessed.
3. Words of inspiration
I read a daily devotional for mothers. I find this to be extremely helpful as it always tends to speak to my current situation. Words of motivation and knowing that as a mom, I am not alone in my struggles has helped a great deal. This allows me to to get my head in the right frame of mind to start the day.
4. A quick workout
Next I head to my basement for a good workout. Time is not something I have a lot of. However working out consistently for 15-30 minutes each day has left me in the best shape of my life. I either do yoga or plyometric. I love a good workout because it gets me motivated, and ready to tackle the day.