How often do you feel like your to-do list is never-ending or that you are always behind? Maybe you didn’t post on Instagram every day you planned to or maybe you forgot to hit publish on your blog post or maybe you see what other people’s weeks look like and you are trying to figure out how they fit it all in.
We all fall into these traps once in a while or all the time. It’s completely normal, especially with social media, to be trying to keep up with everyone around you. I have recently felt the need to do a little less. Sometimes this happens where for a week or so I am just not in my work groove. Instead of punishing myself and feeling guilty for taking it a little slower or taking a break altogether, I am learning to just embrace it.
I know that by the next week I will have more energy or inspiration to wake up early and be excited to create a bunch of new content or host a webinar, etc. I guess what I am saying is you don’t need to do it all, all the time. In fact you can’t. It just isn’t sustainable.
I stumbled across a video on TikTok where someone who wanted to create a morning routine came up with three different routines depending on how much energy and time she had. One that was really simple … drink water, take three deep breaths, get dressed for the day. One that was a lot more intense and one that sat somewhere in between. This way when she woke up she could pick which one fit her day.
I think this could be a great experiment in our weeks, as well. Everyone has a list of non-negotiables that they MUST do. Show up to work, eat 3 meals, shower, floss, etc. But then there are the extras, like working out 3 times a week, meal prepping, going live on Instagram, working on a new course you want to launch, gardening, etc. Your list will look very different from mine but I want to encourage you as you enter this new month and a new week, to write out three different versions of your upcoming week and then let your body and intuition tell you what to do each day.
Most importantly, I hope that approaching each week like this will take away the guilt of not doing more, because if guilting ourselves into working harder and growing faster worked then we would already be at those goals we are working towards.