Alright. I’ll admit it. Self-discipline is hard. I’m ten weeks into this thing called entrepreneurship and finding a routine hasn’t gotten any easier. I live a fairly nomadic lifestyle roaming from coffee shop to coffee shop (always with the worst wifi!) working off a 13 inch screen running a business until my ass can’t stand sitting on hard barstools any longer. I break it up by heading over to @pulsehousefitness for a workout, hanging with the crew at @alteregocreates, or talking startup business strategy with @rachkoretsky at @dcstartupweek. But many days I get home, work hours into the night and still don’t feel like I accomplished what I needed to.
I’ve tasked myself with finding a stronger routine this month and while I’m still a work-in-progress, I’ve learned a few things:
☀️ Self-care is of the utmost importance. Give yourself some time in the morning before you start your day. Find your fitness groove. Pick up that long-lost hobby. Get a massage. Ask yourself, “what do I need today” A little self-care can go a long way in staying productive throughout the day.
☀️ Setting boundaries sets expectations. Give yourself rules and find someone or something to keep you accountable. Task yourself and your roommates with chores. Compartmentalize your negative emotions. Boundaries and expectations free you up to focus on the important things.
☀️ Take control of the things you can and let everything else GO. I’ve been using the Momentum app to track my habits and behaviors to make sure I’m not slacking on the things I need to tackle on a daily/weekly basis. When I can’t sleep at night, I talk to Siri and ask her to set reminders for things I need to remember until there’s nothing else swirling around in my brain. Letting go of the little things, allows room to focus on the big things (or the back of your eyelids).
☀️ Consistency is key. Wake up and go to sleep at the same time. Create a recurring schedule. Set time aside on your calendar to do the things you don’t want to do so you can enjoy the things you love. .
What are some things you do to create routine and self-discipline throughout your day
Self Love Challenge Happening NOW!
regard for one's own well-being and happiness People who have more self-love tend to know what they think, feel and want. They are mindful of who they are and act on this knowledge, rather than on what others want for them.
My challenge to each of you is to find out what makes your heart burst! If it's your job- knock it out of the park! If it is being a helicopter mom- then hover! If it is taking care of your body- go girl! If it is being the life of the party in your friend circle- rock on! If it is being the most amazing support system for others- bless you! .
There is no wrong answer to this question! We must love ourselves - inside and out, good days and bad days, the way we are now, our past and our future! Figure yourself out friends and then go love yourself and all those in your circle! .
Challenge: All my fellow FASTer Way Coaches, Clients, Corporate team- post a similar picture about what self love is to you and tag me in it (don't forget your lipstick heart)! I want to see our community reach out to those who need our positivity and wrap them up in our supportive arms!
@fasterwaytofatloss @amandatress .
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Waiting is STILL so hard! We are on our 12th inquiry. Meaning we've asked about 12 different kids/sibling sets. Twelve. And we are still waiting for a match. Actually 10 have been matched to other families - right as we were inquiring - 1 wasn't a good match to us, and this last set of brothers we are hoping to hear about today.
Absolutely nothing with adoption is fast or easy or simple. Thankful that God is in control of this journey and His ways are higher and better than any of our plans. And so grateful He gave us these amazing plant essential oils to help us navigate through life and support our emotional health! Stress Away all day! .
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LETS all show some love for yourself, the earth, animals, or others on Thursday!
What are your Valentine’s Day plans For yourself, or with a lover ••
Today is the last day to use the 25% off coupon on my website!
To all my tenacious daughters,prayer warriors, proud Mary's, and Ceo queens! We are shattering glass ceilings, traditions,leaping over walls and conquering social injustices! I love my girlfriends! #lovewins #loveher❤️ #thxjesus4friendswhostickcloserthanabrother
Looking at the fake horizon always makes me laugh.. 🏜 @a_tunkina thanks for taking this one.
Two people (one from SWEDEN!) have gotten in touch with me this week to ask permission to use this as their first dance song 👰🏼 I am beyond honoured.. My heart is full knowing I get to bring people together using music. Just a little moment for me, sorry 🥰 #ThisIsWhyIDoIt #LoveWins #Always
ScarFed for Attention is one of my favorite pieces, because of its versatility. Comes in gunmetal, gold and silver. I got them all in my store. Grab one today. #lovewins #wealth19 #wearitwednesday
15/2/2019 “Is honest Racism Pro Black The Neeson Problem” My first article will be out on Friday with the launch of my blog. This discussion comes from a very deep place within me. As a White Man who lives with and loves Black People, I have had to really get to grips with how I was personally raised by the subversive illness of White Supremacy. Not in the way that I would ever consciously think a Racist thought. It’s not that easy. The insidious nature of British Racism creates nuances that are extremely intricate to uninstall. In this article I use my own experience of RE:Conditioning* as a way to shine light on where White Men like Neeson and I become undeniably problematic...all in our attempt to ‘do good’ #LiamNeeson #article #writing #blog #RacialInjustice #WhiteSupremacy #shift #change #evolve #intersectionality #understanding #connection #reflection #ProBlack #WhiteMen #whitemenwearetheproblem 🛫