Personal Development, Self Care, Mental Growth... whatever you want to call it, it is vital to growing as a person, and as a business owner. I'm going to share with you a little bit more about my morning routine, how I fit my personal development into it, and what I do. Be mindful that not every day looks exactly the same, and sometimes I do rise a little later when my body needs extra rest.
The first thing I do when my eyes are opening in the morning is say a little prayer of gratitude. I am so grateful that I get to open my eyes again, so I make a point to express that gratitude. Next I grab my phone. No... not to go on social media, but to listen to my affirmations. If you want to read more about that, you can dive deeper into my post about Letting go of Negativity. Sometimes I don't even leave the bed while I'm listening to my affirmations. My husband is usually still sound asleep next to me. This is when I put Balance on my feet, to start off my day feeling grounded. (I will share more about Balance below.) When I feel like I'm ready to move on to my next activity, I get up quietly and go into our Living Room.
Here I sit down and have my quiet time alone. Sometimes I am doing a personal development workbook, sometimes it's a spiritual or bible study, and sometimes it is reading an inspirational "Self-help" book. You gotta do what works for you. Regardless, I make a point to spend this time in the quiet so that I can really focus on the content. This is also the time when I do a short yoga flow, or workout routine, meditation, crystal time, or deep breathing. From here, I also put on the first oil that comes to mind, and read about it's emotional and wellness benefits. It's so fun to see what oil I am in need of that day.
All of these things fill up my cup, and allow me to be the best version of myself for my family, and for my oil community. More often than not, this is how I get inspired with new ideas, or courses to take so that I can provide even better content overall. I don't spend money on courses that I don't feel will benefit me or my community. There are some that I want to take, but don't feel like the timing is right to jump into yet. All the same, I do feel that getting training outside of our oil community can be wildly helpful for personal development. This isn't to say that this is all you need to do to grow your business, it is only a small piece of that puzzle. You can spend all the time in the world on personal development, which is awesome, but the growth in your business comes from application and of course, working with people!
Throughout my week, I have designated time for me to finish any courses I'm taking. This can be anything from a certification course, sales training, business webinar, or a specific book. I carve out time for it, so that I am being intentional about my personal development. It is so easy for me to pour myself into my business, and into my family, that I have had to learn I need to pour myself into ME as well!
I feel like I could go on and on about what books are awesome, or which courses I think rock, but ultimately, you need to do what you feel guided to do. After all, this is your business, and nobody knows you better than YOU! If you do want to see the courses I'm rocking, you can check them out at the bottom of my Biz Tips page.That being said, here is a little blurb about Balance and Whisper. You will see why I'm sharing about Whisper below.
Balance: Grounding Blend
doTERRA’s grounding blend, appropriately named doTERRA Balance, promotes tranquility while bringing harmony to the mind and body, and balance to the emotions.
- Promotes a whole-body sense of relaxation
- May help ease anxious feelings
- Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance
Whisper: Women's Blend
With an aroma as soft and warm as its name, doTERRA Whisper Blend for Women creates a uniquely personal fragrance by combining each individual’s chemistry with a diverse blend of essential oils.
- Combines with each individual’s chemistry to create a beautiful, unique, and personal fragrance
- Provides a warming, musky aroma
- Entices and intrigues the senses
The reason I'm sharing about Whisper, is because I use it in the evening while I listen to my Affirmations (yes, again!) and it really brings me to a space of gratitude. In the evening, I may spend some more time reading, or not, it all depends on how I feel. Sometimes I will do an evening meditation, if I feel like I need it, or EFT if I'm holding onto things that aren't serving me. I also have a diffuser on my nightstand, so I will just intuitively diffuse whatever I feel drawn to that evening.
That's it! I try to keep things simple with my routines, otherwise I will get very meticulous about them, and then that makes me anxious! Hopefully you have found some little clusters of value in this, and find a way to cultivate your own personal development routine!
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