In many ways, I’m very blessed at the moment. Apart from working the odd breakfast shift, I have the whole day (up until 4pm, when I start work) to incorporate routine into my day. I find that my days are super productive and that actually, they totally fly by (a good sign than I’m enjoying the busy-ness of it).
Self love and being of service to others is the structure of my day; it’s a good mix of spending just the right amount of time on me, before landing myself on the computer and sending out lots of love. Here’s a loose insight into a day of the life of moi.
+ When I wake, I spend a few moments trying to recall any dreams I had. This is something I never used to do, but these days, if my dreams are pretty profound, I sift through them, and journal them.
+ Following that, I put some positive words out into the world. There are affirmations up all over my room, and glancing at them with silent moments of appreciation and hope is a beautiful way to enter the day. Gratitude is wonderful.
+ Rinse my eyes with cold water.
+ Dry body brush for five minutes.
+ Liquid breakfast: One shot of aloe or noni juice, a huge glass of warm water with lemon and a mug of herbal tea with a tablespoon of coconut oil melted into it (super decadent and delicious).
+ Sauna time: this has turned into sacred, quiet, lovely time for me. I use this time to meditate (I often take a few crystals in with me), visualise, day dream and learn. I listen to audio books, all the while focusing on my breath (it’s bloody hot in there!). It’s also a great opportunity for me to catch up on any reading or to scan through printed out emails from my coaching girls. Sauna time is also healing time: I use color therapy to energise the chakras that I believe need balancing (infrared saunas have different coloured lights). Plus, seeing as I’m not snowboarding this year, I welcome the chance to sweat daily (albeit while sitting on my butt). Sometimes I’ll also jump in the sauna after work; there’s nothing like a midnight sauna sesh to guarantee a good night’s sleep!
+ Green juice: a big one!
+ Hot shower- which I’ve actively transformed into affirmation time. I say nice things about myself, focus on how I’d like to feel for the rest of the day and what I’m going to achieve.
+ Whole body self-massage with coconut oil. Some days my hair requires a blow dry, but every day requires some apricot blush. It makes me feel happy.
+ If it’s a nice sunny day, I’ll go for a stroll around the village and take some photos.
+ Get online: I spend the rest of my day blogging, B-Schooling, self-studying and emailing friends and my coaching girls, with a clear intention of sending lots of love out into the world.
+ I’ll either have a green smoothie or a more substantial lunch, before getting ready to start my ‘work day’ at four.
After this season, I’ll be moving on to more of a 9-5 lifestyle; no more hospitality and late nights. Instead, I’ll be looking to work in retail positions that will compliment my studies and dreams. I’m daily affirming that I’ll be working in a health food shop or new age store (or both!)*, and I’m so excited about getting paid to learn more of what I love. Obviously my routine’s going to be shaken up hugely; it will be interesting to see whether I can still get as much done during the day as I am now, but regardless, I welcome this change into my life. I’m also beyond stoked to get moving again- yesterday I day dreamt of throwing on some sneakers and just running! It’s been a while…
Do any chunks of my routine resonate with you? Does any of it inspire you? I’d love to hear about your morning routine (or post-work routine!) in the comments below.
All my love.
* Declare your dreams, baby! PS- can anyone recommend me any health food shops or new age, metaphysical stores around Burleigh Heads, Palmy etc that I can start honing in on? Please and thank you!