Day in the life
7:40am: Wake up. Feed dogs (we’re keeping Louie for a bit again). Let the dogs out. Brush my teeth. Let the dogs in.
7:50am: Find a cozy spot on the couch with a blanket. Ever since I mentioned the 6-minute miracle morning to you on Wednesday, I’ve been doing it. And I’ve been keeping it to just 6 minutes. I tend to overcomplicate things and that keeps me from doing them (aka complexity is the enemy of progress), so I’m keeping it quick and simple.
Here are how I go through the steps. Each step takes one minute and I set a timer on my phone to keep me on track.
step 1: Silence – I focus on inhaling 4 counts and exhaling 5 counts until a minute passes.
step 2: Affirmations – I read aloud my affirmations. Some of these are just things I want to remind myself of. I encourage you to find ones that resonate with you:)
step 3: Scribing – (i switched steps 3 & 4 because they make more sense to me in this order.) I write out 2-5 things that I could complete that day that would make me feel empowered and accomplished at the end of the day.
step 4: Visualization – I visualize myself completing those 2-5 things. This has really helped with the flow of my day.
step 5: Read – I read one minute from a book…currently it’s Body Kindness.
step 6: Move – I’ve just been swinging my arms in big circles to get the blood flowing.
I’m really liking this routine!
8:00am: Wash face. Put on make-up/get dressed/get the dogs situated for the day/out the door.
8:45am: Stop by a nearby breakfast place, Toasted, for breakfast. Croissant breakfast sandwich with eggs, bacon and cheese + iced vanilla latte. I feel like the croissant kinda looks lame here, but it’s really yummy.
9:00am: Drive into town for a dentist appointment. No cavities! Woohoo! And I love my dentist because they have TVs on the ceiling and are ALWAYS running on time. I never ever, ever have to wait.
9:50am: Stop by Whole Foods to pick up lunch. I was planning to head back home to check on the dogs and throw together a lunch before client meetings later, but laying/moving up and down in the dentist chair made me have a bit of a vertigo spell and I just wanted to get to our office and be still.
10:10am: Spend some time catching up on charting on clients from earlier in the week. Call a therapist back to coordinate care concerning a client.
10:30am: Monthly mastermind call with all my favorite RD’s: Anne, Alexis, Alex, Robyn, Rachael! Call lasts for 1 1/2 hours and I so love spending time with these ladies. Snack during the call = chocolate covered almonds + some chocolate covered raisins I added in.
noon: first client of the day.
1pm – 1:30pm: LUNCH via Whole Foods. Tofu stir fry + a green juice (which I just remembered I left half of in the fridge at work). I like this green juice…I find it super refreshing.
1:30pm-2pm: Respond to emails.
2:00-7:30pm: Client meeting. Snacking in between on more chocolate covered almonds + chocolate covered raisins.
8:00pm: Home. I walk in to Andrew making us breakfast tacos for dinner.
The key is crisping the tortillas in a bit of butter:)
Add on eggs + bacon + cheese + salsa + cilantro.
8:30pm: Take a bubble bath.
8:50pm: Realize I got a package from GoodnessKnows. Excited to try these!
9pm: Hang out with Andrew. I wanted a cookie + cold glass of milk so I spent 5 minutes trying to convince Andrew to make us cookies because I don’t want to. I wasn’t having any luck convincing him so I got up to make cookies only to realize we were out of butter (boooo). So I used…
10pm: Sit down to type up this post + finish some other blog work (social media sharing + invoice sending).
11:45pm: BED! (client sessions don’t start until 1oam tomorrow so I’ll have plenty of time to get enough sleep.) Sweet dream!
Hope you have a great weekend! After work we are heading out of town to avoid some of the Super Bowl craziness in Houston:) Do you have anything fun planned?