Sometimes I am terrible at practicing what I preach. Lately I've been working so hard on building my blog and working with my freelance clients that I've kind of forgotten to practice some self care.
I definitely feel a difference when I'm not actively doing my morning and night rituals that keep me on routine. Instead of getting ready for the day and meditating, I'm sucked into working on my laptop as soon as I'm out of bed. Not the best way to start the day.
Here's an example for you. This morning I woke up and spent 45 minutes checking out all the notifications on my phone and looking at my favorite social channels. Then I got distracted by Jenna Kutcher's webinar on growing your email list (I'm kind of obsessed with her right now!). After that I ate breakfast and spent more time on my laptop before my weekly phone call with my wellness coach.
By the time the phone call was over, it was after 10:30 a.m. I was still in my pajamas, I hadn't showered, and my hair looked like sticky spaghetti. I had been up for four hours, but still looked like I had just gotten out of bed.
I'm a huge fan of Jennifer L. Scott's Madame Chic series and love her beliefs on "looking presentable always." It's not about looking perfect. Instead, you want to make sure that you won't feel embarrassed to answer the door if the bell rings. I definitely didn't look presentable this morning and would have been embarrassed to answer the door.
I asked myself what the best way to combat my lack of morning routine would be so I came up with a checklist that I can look at every day as a reminder of the tasks I want to accomplish. I also figured it would be a good idea to hold myself to my night time essentials routine by adding it to the checklist as well.
After realizing that I just increased my accountability tenfold by actually writing out what I need to do to start my day on the right foot, I thought you would find it beneficial as well so I jazzed it up and made a FREE printable daily self care checklist for you!
The tasks on my list truly apply to pretty much every woman who strives to feel her best during the day and before she goes to bed. You can download my FREE checklist below by entering your name and email.
Those who sign up will also get exclusive access to my new group that will help provide accountability for all things wellness-related.