Hey mompreneur –
Do you set appointments with yourself for self-care, sacred practices and your own sanity?
Honor Your Self with Sacred Routines
One of the success strategies for mompreneurs who remain consistently productive is that they hold their private, personal, self-renewing time as sacred. Any woman with a career, and especially moms in business who are juggling their tasks successfully honor sacred appointments with themselves on a regular basis. Using the term ‘Sacred’ uplevels your language, and thus your expectations. By using a different label, a Sacred Appointment is held differently and does NOT allow you to cancel on yourself.
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Create a Sacred Space just for you. I have a chair in my office that I sit in regularly to journal and coach. I’ve deemed it my ‘Receiving Chair’. In this chair, I am not ‘doing’ but I am only ‘being’ and holding the space for inspiration, sacred connection and communication. I always sit there to keep that space open and focused on transformational receiving. It helps me shift from ‘doing and working’ to ‘being, giving and receiving’.
Time blocking or time mapping is a planning process that I go through weekly to create and hold blocks of uninterrupted time for whatever I need. I use these blocks of time for scheduled activities I need to do regularly, but also as an important strategy for my own self-care and sanity. Every day from 5pm on, I have a regularly scheduled appointment for a break and to make dinner. My computer reminds me that nothing should take precedence over this self (and family) care routine.
Creating routines for self-care, creative expression, physical well-being, spiritual practice, and emotional down time are sometimes more important than checking things off your list.
Your Sanity Assignment
- Identify one area of self-care in which you are NOT fulfilled.
- Define how you could express yourself in that area – on a regular basis.
- Assign a practice that you are willing to commit to for 21 days: You can choose anything from daily, to every other day, or three times a week, but pick some time interval that can be multiplied and realized within a 21 day window.
- Create a Sacred appointment with yourself by blocking off time on your calendar for the interval you choose. Hold those appointments and DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO – just as you would a client appointment.
- Don’t allow yourself to cancel, change or move it.
- Reflect on your practice on day 22. – What came up? what did you notice? IF you canceled on yourself, why? What was allowed a higher priority than you?
- Journal what you have learned.
Do you have a Sacred Space for yourself? Do you participate regularly in sacred practices? Have you ever tried the 21 day commitment to change your behavior? Please share your wisdom and experiences below so others can learn from you.