Having multiple streams of income is a big passion of mine. I currently have four streams of income. Lately I have been getting questions about how I juggle them all, so that’s what I’ll be sharing in this week’s blog.
Routines. That is my secret sauce to making it all happen. I have a morning and evening routine that keeps me on track, keeps me from feeling overwhelmed, and keeps me from procrastinating. Trust me when I say that developing routines creates intentionality and helps build habits that will keep you going, even when you don’t feel like it.
My evening routine is where all the magic begins. I coach myself using the self-coaching models discussed in a previous blog. Every night, I journal to review my day and I look at what worked, what didn’t work, and what I can do differently in the future. When looking at my schedule from the day, I check to see if any loose ends need to be tied up the following day. After that, I work on my mindset by writing down affirmations, and “I am…” statements, which encourages me and keeps me focused. The last thing I do is make a schedule for the next day using time blocking in chunks of 60 to 120minutes. I take a picture of it with my phone so I can refer to it the following day. This helps me to get out of my own way, be less overwhelmed, and avoid procrastination. Simple reviewing and pre-planning makes a major difference in how the next day runs.
Next is my morning routine. Every morning, I indulge in a self-care routine that fills my cup so I can be at my best for the sake of others. I do my “hour of power” routine, which involves praying, meditating, and exercising (I prefer walking) for at least 15 minutes each. I decide on what emotion I want to power my day, look at my schedule, and follow it. By “filling my cup,” and having my day preplanned, I get a lot done with peace of mind. Yes, predetermining the main emotion you want to feel and how you want your day to go is 80% of the task. Then you just show up and do your part when the time comes.
Is it going to be easy? Not at first. Is it worth it? Absolutely. It’s better to try than to allow procrastination and the feeling of being overwhelmed to dominate your life. The latter is not an option I like, and I can make the safe assumption that most of you don’t fancy that either.
So with that being said, what have you got to lose? Start working on your routines today!
I hope you found this helpful!
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