The most productive day of the week for me is Wednesday. What makes Wednesdays so special? Well, it all starts with my morning routine. I rise at 5:30 am, dedicating a big chunk of this time to meditation and practicing yoga until 7:30 am. It may sound a bit unconventional, but I embrace the quietness, solitude and darkness of the early hours. By basking in the gentle morning sunlight, and prioritizing self-care, I set the stage for a remarkable day.
Now, you'd think that waking up at the crack of dawn would leave me feeling sluggish, desperately in need of a mid-day siesta or an extra caffeine fix. But that’s not the case at all! On Wednesdays, I become an unstoppable productivity powerhouse. I'm filled to the brim with energy, ready to conquer the challenges of both my business and motherhood. Sometimes, I even forget about my usual coffee fix! Can you believe it?!
This experience is a testament to the concept of filling your cup first. I firmly believe that taking care of yourself directly impacts your overall success. When you aren't feeling your best, it becomes difficult to give your best to anything else in life.
Before becoming a mother, I used to savour mornings like this on a regular basis. A few months ago, I decided to reintroduce this routine on Wednesdays, allowing myself dedicated "me" time. Gradually, I have been striving to make this a daily practice. Of course, there are occasional bumps along the way—some weeks I struggle to wake up early, while others it's a breeze. However, my ultimate goal is to reinstate my routine fully, enabling me to recharge my energy every single day. It might not always look like 5 am, it might not always be yoga + meditation, and I might need an extra coffee some days. What’s important is that allow this daily ritual to happen, because when I gift myself this precious time, I offer everyone the absolute best version of me. The ROI becomes evident not only in my bottom line but also in the relationships I've cultivated.
Why not give it a try?