So I still cannot believe that it is already the middle of March. I am currently on my way to Phoenix, AZ to meet my parents, grandma, cousin and her husband to relax by the pool, watch some baseball and chill out. I feel like it has been go go go since the 31st of December and with so many work opportunities, auditions, dance classes, training you name it I haven’t been able to sit still. Don’t get me wrong, these past couple of months have been epic but your girl is wiped! When I get this busy I either shut down and get sick, let certain things fall through the cracks like my kitchen floors, laundry, friends, budgeting, my mental health etc or simply crash and burn. Therefore, I have learned to step back and check in before the Crash and Burn gets too big!
Here are some things that I like to do to get me back on track:
- Wake up earlier- this may not make any sense, but after reading “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod my mornings have changed. He gives you as a reader a clear description of how to make your morning successful through his 6 step SAVERS program. I’m obsessed with his book and obsessed with my miracle morning more and more each day!
- Schedule workouts- when we are busy and especially when you’re a dancer who is auditioning and dancing all of the time we tend to forget about the importance of our weekly workout schedule. This should be separate from your dance training schedule and helps releases any tension or stress from my busy day
- Use your planner and schedule out your life- I am a huge fan of the Passion Planner and I find that the layout of the week, the weekly focus, good things that happened tabs, motivational quotes, monthly goal and task breakdowns and the separation of your personal and work to-do lists, help me easily prioritize tasks for the week, day and month
- Chill the eff out- sometimes things fall through the cracks. You forget your sunglasses, lose your favorite pair of shoes have a mental breakdown and get stuck in LA traffic. That’s life. Our job on this planet is to roll with the punches, pick yourself up and move on. Taking some time to chill, for 1 minute or 3 days is VITAL for self care. If you don’t have the means to schedule a family or friendcation every few months work on weekly or monthly self care. I love a good Epsom bubble bath, essential oils, meditation, red wine, chill music, sitting at the beach or somewhere outside, taking a 15 minute nap. Sometimes your body just needs the smallest break to recharge and get back in that grind.
Hope some of these are useful! Here is another article I found about ways to Chill out in 5 minutes or less.. love efficiency.