Schedule self-care every day.
I'm an overachiever. Which is a blessing in many cases because I have unwavering drive and ambition.
However, I tend to not know when to stop. I push myself too far, and end up completely burnt out.
Two weeks ago, I started a 6-week goal-setting program with Sara Krish of The Fly Buddha, and it's all about setting your heart on fire - getting lit from within.
In our private 1:1 session on Saturday, she helped me acknowledge that I'm working against my natural energetic flow. I'm much more creative and connected later in the day, but for some reason, I've been pressuring myself to get things done when I wake up. You'd think after weeks of this not working that I'd change my approach, but instead I beat myself up for not being productive and organized.
She had some brilliant advice, the likes of which I've contemplated before, but felt guilty about ACTUALLY doing - leave the first 3 hours of my day, or the time before noon, for self-care: practicing yoga, journaling, enjoying tea, meditating, reading a good book, taking a bath ... all the good things. Because while these activities may feel indulgent and aren't necessarily business-related, they are setting the stage for how I feel about myself and the day ahead. They help to raise my vibration and energy so that I can attract more of what I want into my life, and have the wherewithal to achieve my most desired goals.
So rather than only scheduling self-care on Sundays, I'm scheduling self-care EVERY. DAY. I'm "putting my feet in the sand" every single morning so I can feel joyful and expansive throughout every single day.