I hear gurus all the time telling you that you need to have a schedule, to have a plan and to keep a routine during the coronavirus crisis. I too will bang on about this until the cows come home, that having a schedule and a plan, regardless of whether we are in the middle of a crisis or not, is so important to do.
The reason why our stress levels can go through the roof is because we are firefighting through our day. We are out of control. What do I mean by out of control? Our day controls us rather than the other way round. We never have enough time in the day, we feel like we are chasing the day and get to the end of the day and feel like we achieved NOTHING! Have you ever felt that way? Do you you feel this way every day?
This feeling of being out of control increases the risk of stress in the body. And we all know what stress can do to the body! It can lead to overeating and the storage of fat, problems getting pregnant, heart palpatations, high blood pressure, depression, trouble sleeping...the list goes on and on.
I want to share with you a typical day and schedule for me to give you an example as to how I stay on track and keep motivated and keep my stress levels down...especially during COVID-19.
So let's get straight to it.
Starting your day right will decide whether you have a good day or a bad day.
Winning your mornings gives you the confidence and motivation to keep going through your day.
Having a bad start to your day will usually impact the whole day overall so getting your morning right first thing is key.
Here is a typical day for me and I will break it down
6am - Wake up - drink my pre workout - do 10 mins of personal development - 5 minutes of meditation
6.20am - Workout (approx 30 mins)
7am -7.30am - Post workout recording/stories/Social media post/check in with my online challenge groups/invite to new challenge groups
7.30- 8.20am - Family Time
8.30am - 5 minute LIVE on Social Media dance choreo routine - wake up and dance
8.40am - 9am Breakfast with the girls
9am - 11am - Most important tasks first (Blogs/Vlogs/dance videos/trainings)
11am - 11.30am - Break time with the girls
11.30am - 12.30pm - Miscellaneous tasks still to be completed
12.30-1.30pm - Lunch
1.30 - 2pm - Chill time
2pm - 3pm - Check in to see if any messages from online challenge group/enquiries/
3-5pm - Family time
5pm - 7.30pm - Class prep/online Live Fitness Classes (Mon/Tues/Wed evening)
8pm - Family walk
Approx 9.30pm - 10pm - Bed
Now as you know, if you're a mum and you have kids still in the house then your plan may not always go to plan BUT having this in place gives you a structure to work from. Some days will be better than others so give yourself grace if it doesn't always go to plan.
When normality resumes and the children are back in school then my wake up time will go back to 5-5.30am as I am most productive first thing in the morning.
Exercise will always be a non-negotiable in my day as this sets my mind and body up to face the day ahead.
Going back to your morning routine. This really is so important to me to make sure I feel like I am making progress, so I ensure I do my most important tasks first thing in the morning so that should the rest of the day not go to plan, I got the big jobs done.
I would love you to share with me your routine and what works for you and what is a non negotiable in your day.
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