Generally speaking, I have a fairly obsessive character over the things that spark my interest, I do not know how to do things halfway and it has both been a blessing (in business, in health) and a curse (hello balance ?!). My routine is one of those things I care for in a somewhat obsessive way but only because it makes me feel wonderful – for reference, I am an entrepreneur and I have been so since I was 18 years old, I am no expert, there is still so much for me to learn but having a routine kept me grounded when I was juggling being a waitress, launching my start-up and being a fulltime University student. If it was not utterly serving me I would not be like such, but it does. I believe a big part of my feminine essence relies on it to remain balanced with my aspiring entrepreneur mindset.
I go through my day by incorporating a few key habits that help me feel my best as a feminine woman who is also on top of her game.
Morning Routine; a feminine go-getter version
First, I wake up fairly early every day anywhere between 5 AM and to maximum 8 AM – except on the very rare occasion that for some reason I am up much later the night before – waking up early feels right to me, and I prefer it over waking up later a million times, however, I do not believe waking up early determines your success, some people function better at night, it just really is not my case. I like to kickstart my day by practising ice rolling on my face to reduce puffiness and improve circulation. Skincare is also a crucial part of my routine, as I take the time to cleanse, moisturize, and protect my skin. I use my hands or sometimes my gua sha to massage products into my skin. I will leave you here a few favourites:
Then, I take a few minutes to meditate and flow, which helps me clear my mind and set intentions for the day. I like heart meditation best, it recenters me into my body, into the present and I feel tingly all through it. Heart meditation is a type of meditation that focuses on the heart and the emotions associated with it – to me, it’s deeply rooted in femininity and softness as well as sharpening my focus to achieve my goals and attract good things into my life. The goal of this meditation is to access the heart’s intelligence, which is said to be the source of our intuition and inner wisdom. It is believed that by accessing the heart’s intelligence, one can tap into a deeper sense of inner peace, love and compassion.
To practice heart meditation, one can sit or lie down in a comfortable position and focus on the sensation of the breath. It is suggested to place a hand on the heart, and visualize or imagine a warm, bright light in the centre of the chest. As you breathe, imagine the light growing brighter and expanding to fill the entire chest.
As you continue to focus on the light and the sensation of the breath, begin to bring to mind feelings of love, compassion, and gratitude. Allow these feelings to expand and fill the entire body. Some people also like to repeat a positive affirmation or mantra such as “I am love” or “I am compassion” during the meditation to help them focus and deepen the experience.
It is important to note that this is one way of practising heart meditation, other methods include guided meditations and visualization, and you can experiment with different approaches and what works best for you.
I then, train if I do not have an early meeting, I like barre class which is a ballet-modified class that tones you up or pilates sculpting classes ( you think you are strong until you attend those classes, I swear), I can sometimes also hit the gym in my building or I also like to include power walks in my routine, as it’s a great way to get some fresh air and exercise, I do them with my dog Gustav. It all depends on what I have time for and which part of the month we are in because it influences my energy levels tremendously. I drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated, but I kick start my day with 3 beverages, which may sound odd but trust me. Firstly I do warm water, pineapple, apple cider, lemon and cranberry juice/ capsules (if I can’t find a healthy version) mix, it balances your PH and is full of vitamins and antioxidants. I then drink bone broth which is full of fatty acids and protein, I make my own through the weekend. Finally, I end up with a black tea with a splash of walnuts milk and a spoon of collagen to support my “pretty”.
Work Routine for the Entrepreneur
Working is of course a part of my routine, but I make sure to balance it with other habits that nourish my body and mind. I do have my quirks however when it comes to working, first of all, I can achieve about 4-6 hours of extremely deep work a day, so I choose my battles wisely. As I manage a company a lot of time goes into making decisions and delivering on the last end of a long process. I have to have clear head space, I do not have anyone to tell me what to do so I need to be sharp and quick as well as lead my team effectively. We do SEO and PR, it comes with a lot of different steps most of my clients are not on the same strategical timeline, thus I time block my day in order to make sure all companies get to their fullest potential. I would be nothing without my team and I credit them for everything, they manage a lot for me in order to get the best out of projects. I am quite peculiar with the way I work, I like to first have a dedicated spot, nowhere else will, generally, its a coffeeshop, preferably a rather quiet one, I plug into my headphones with some deep focus music for exactly 2 hours, I order a coffee, put a little bit of my very fancy hand cream from Chanel and then I get to work. if you wonder why the hand cream and why I mention it, it is because certain scents, tastes and sounds trigger certain states in your brain, to me, the space of the coffee shop, the hand cream and the coffee prepare my brain to enter into a deep state of focus and work. I pause after two hours to walk around with my dog, stretch, or go to the gym to eat if I could not swing it in the morning.
Finally comes the time for me to come home and be a homemaker, generally speaking, I finish working fairly early and even if I do not, my partner does so I do have the time to get everything done. My promised works a lot, from 8 to 10:30 he is in office mode, I made my sacrifices early in life, that is why I am so blessed with the schedule I have now, however, he is going through it now, and I believe it is both my duty and honour to be a part of that by supporting him by bringing peace in places he generally would not have time to and being his safe place. I cook and clean everything, I ensure everything is tidy. basically. I like my space peaceful, I like my home to be a home that feels heavenly – I decorate and organise accordingly, do the groceries and run errands, I usually dedicated one afternoon to only this otherwise I would be running to the store too often. Nothing is ever missing however. I blast some loud music and I recenter. Taking care of physical places allows me to be in the present. I take care of my dog and teach him tricks. I know this may be a little more on the traditional approach but nurturing, beautifying, caring for the spaces and infusing love into them makes me truthfully happy. It allows me to reset and “clear” any negativity from my life.
Reading is another habit that I value, as it allows me to learn and grow both personally and professionally, as of right now I am reading The Light we Carry by Michelle Obama which is utterly well-written and overall I feel like reading about people who inspire you to become more of yourself is one of the surest ways to achieve more, the wheel often does not need to be reinvented, it simply needs to be observed and applied to your particular case. Writing is also a significant part of my routine, as I find it therapeutic and a great way to express myself but also it allows me to reflect on things and put words on those reflections, then after whether I understand myself better or apply a new way of thinking to my mindset. Writing is my creative outlet, not only is it a huge part of my job but it also is a huge part of how I manifest better things into my life, how I understand myself and plan for the future. To each their own way – I feel as writing is a powerful act that transcends through time and spaces, just like writing to you, is something to me very special. Thus, when night comes I reflect on the past, present and future and write. Then comes my time to unwind truly and fully I dry brush my skin to exfoliate and improve circulation. I also enjoy taking long showers, as it’s a time for me to relax and wash away my day. Haircare and grooming are also a part of my routine, as I want to make sure that I look and feel my best without having to take hours in front of the mirror in the morning, I like to keep my routine very natural with products that have good ingredients as well as a luxurious feel. You can find all of my favourite products in this article.
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[…] if you truly want to wing it, I suggest you try living a modern-day life of a Blair Waldorf but in a realistic way. i hated when I was looking for what a normal day of hers would look like and it came out all lavishly and expensive lifestyle of solely relaxing and spending tons of money, and although Blair is well known for her shopping addict tendencies, I feel a day in her life is also full of hustle. I will leave you an example of what I feel her day looks as a woman and as a student – but in ways, you can copy-paste into your own existence. If you want you can see how I personally go ahead and live that life as well as being grounded in my feminine right here. […]