Hey Beautiful! Can you believe it's March already?
I've been busy leading The Artist's Way for a group of Goddesses, + going on Artist's Date Adventures myself! ;)
I'm headed to Natural Products Expo West this weekend + super excited about it. (It's like Disneyland for Health Food Retailers ;)).
Life can get full + overwhelming, especially when you have big dreams + visions.
So I wanted to share a new Morning Ritual I've been doing, as an Entrepreneur + Business Owner (+ Person!) that's totally been helping me.
(The idea comes from Nisha Moodley.)
Each morning (after Meditating + doing my Morning Pages) I get out a small scrap piece of paper + write 3 Categories on it:
2) Have To
3) Proud Of
Each section gets its own space on the page, + the page itself is no more than 4-5 inches square. So, everything is neat, tight, + to the point.
Under Vision, I write my Grand Vision for the World. What gets me up in the morning, + what motivates me to do my work in the world. Also, I use this section to write my Core Desired Feelings, a la Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map. Just a few words, jotted down.
Next, under Have To, I write the things I have to do that day. Most of them are business action steps, appointments, + sometimes things like running errands. Every once in a while, "Rest" finds itself on there as a "Have to." ;)
The Have To section looks just like a concise, mini + non-overwhelming, to-do list. I check in with my Higher Self + make sure all activities for the day are aligned with what feels right. I make sure I'm not over-doing it or giving myself too much on my plate.
Then, for Proud Of, I write a mini list of those things I'd be proud of doing today. Sometimes it's to call my mom, or a friend, or reach out to someone. Many times it's self-care, like go to yoga, or get a massage. When Nisha explained this section, she shared that her "Proud Of" list allows her to feel balanced in her life. + I love it!
I started this technique at the end of 2014. And it has me feeling a lot more Simplified, Peaceful, Harmonious, + Happy.
Does this sound like something you might want to try?
What Morning Rituals are working for you these days?
Feel free to share your ideas + experiments in the comments below....
Sending Lots of Love + Here's to a Productive + "Proud Of" Day! ;)
P.S. The Artist's Way talks a lot about paying attention to the Synchronicities in our lives. Synchronicities have been abounding lately, including meeting The One + Only Ms. Erykah Badu, in LA!!
Have you had any crazy synchronicities lately? Share them in the comments below!