Tuesday, January 28, 2020
My Hour of Power
I remember a few years ago listening to a podcast by Crystal Andrus Morissette from The S.W.A.T. Institute (Simply Women Accredited Training) as she was talking about how women especially need to make time for self-care and take the first hour of their day to themselves, no emails or dealing with anyone else, because you can't take care of others if you don't first take care of yourself. It was a message that stuck with me.
I started to create what I now call my "Hour of Power", the first hour of my day where I shower and dress, then meditate and stretch before doing anything else. It's my time to focus on my inner co-Creatrix, my inner Goddess, to connect with my Higher Self and the Universe and to BREATHE.
I fell out of that habit for awhile, clearing emails first and reading some of my daily affirmation ones, but I've gotten back on track since doing some reading about how millionaires start their day, and that's also about self-care before letting blue screens come into play, or other people.
Now, one thing I will say is that was easy for me since my children were in their teens and getting themselves up and going for school, I was self-employed from home, and my husband is the coffee maker of the family. Maybe you have small children and are not such a morning person that you feel like getting up an hour before everyone else to do this. I get it. Then make it your last hour after the kids are in bed, or take an hour after dinner for yourself. Favorite show on then? Record it and watch it on the weekends. TV shouldn't be more important than YOU.