FAB BLOG POST
How To Plan Your Life From An Empowered Place
You deserve to be living your best life… and that means taking care of your health & happiness!
But that can feel hard when you’re busy and used to planning your life by way of schedules, calendars, and appointments! Because let’s face it – sometimes all that structure can actually cause stress and make you forget to take care of yourself!
Yoga, classes at the gym, your kid’s activities, work meetings, the mail, buses, and trains all run on a schedule, so it’s not surprising that you may be craving some more ease and flow in your life (and less stuffy structure).
The biggest reason why we resist structure is simply because we either don’t know how or what to do, or we just don’t schedule it.
So how can you plan your life from an empowered place? Here’s the secret sauce… a little ‘soul structure’ goes a long way!
If you’re thinking, “okay, this is sounding good… but what in the world is ‘soul structure’”, let me break it down for you…
The structure you plan your life around now, is likely based on external factors:
Creating a soul structure is an internal and heart-centered approach to planning – it is based in your values and your deepest desires.
Often times I get asked what a ‘day in the life’ looks like, and I have to admit – it didn’t ALWAYS look like what I’m about to show you.
Somedays, life gets in the way and missing a few steps is bound to happen!
It’s taken a while to get my soul structured schedule to where it is now, but I’ve discovered the secret sauce to cook up health & happiness from the inside out.
I’m super excited to share with you today!
I’ve combined my personal schedule to give you some fresh inspiration plus a DIY downloadable schedule so you can create your own and try it on for size.
(Keep reading to see my personal schedule)
Magnetic Morning Menu
Choose from the following and adjust based on your personal schedule. *Hint – make sure you schedule this.
Gently flutter your eyes open and take a minute or two to visualize the day ahead. Think about how you’d like to feel and what you’d like to accomplish today and see yourself grounded to a deeper energy source. Be positive in your thoughts and words and problem solve any possible barriers.
6 – 6:30 a.m.
Shower/bathing: Rinse away any remains from yesterday and visualize any anxieties or stress staying above the surface and floating off of you like beads of water dripping off your skin. Release anger, anxiety, tension, stress and guilt.
6:40 – 6:50 a.m.
Light stretching or yoga poses
6:50 – 7:00 a.m.
Sit quietly and take 3 deep nourishing breaths
7:30 – 8:10 a.m.
Get yourself together for today. Make yourself a lunch, go for a walk, check your email or the news.
8:10 – 8:30 a.m.
Morning Menu Magic. Give yourself enough time to fix a nutritious and delicious breakfast. Sit down, take a deep breath, give appreciation for your food and your body and actually taste your food, smell it too! Get the whole sensation!
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Off to work or play! Try to add as many natural elements as possible by parking your car farther away from the door, walking or biking to work if the weather permits.
9:00 – noon
As you begin your workday or job, take a moment and express some appreciation for yourself.
Midday pause, lunch, beyond just eating lunch walk away from your desk. Go outside if you can or another space in your office and stretch or take a walk – move your body and be active. Enjoy a lunch and take a deep breath, appreciate your food and body.
5 – 5:30 pm
Travel home in a peaceful manner. Listen to peaceful nature sounds or music that you enjoy and puts a smile on your face. Thank yourself for taking part in the day and for whatever means you got to and from work.
5:30 – 5:50 pm
Gentle stretching, yoga with the purpose to naturally release the day, any tensions or stressors and balance yourself.
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Prepare your food, eat a meal and enjoy. Take a deep breath, eat slowly and appreciate your food and body.
7:00pm – 9pm
Celebrate yourself, your day. Do what makes you happy. Finish any work for the day, exercise, talk on the phone, watch your favorite shows etc…
10:30 – 11pm
Shut off any electronics, phones, TV, radio, computers, emails etc… Turn the lights down and let your body adjust to non-distraction and noise. Light a candle, read a chapter in a book or journal for 5-10 minutes about the day, what you’re grateful for and/or what you have to do tomorrow.
Deep breaths, journaling and setting an intention for a deep, restful and rejuvenating sleep.
I hope this gives you a taste of what a soul-structured schedule could look like!
Creating a delicious recipe for success takes time. Do what works for you and what you feel comfortable and willing to do!
Remember, you’re on a journey to your own extraordinary health & happiness! No comparing allowed.
Now, it’s your turn. Download your very own DIY Soul Structure Schedule now!
Let me know in the comments below ONE thing you’re going to add to your morning, noon or evening routine!
Can’t wait for your bright insights!
To your FAB health & happiness,