Recently, I've found myself waxing poetic about END OF DAY RITUALS.
I've been talking to my private clients about my end of day ritual and now, you too shall hear about this…because…it's oh, so very important.
Like one of THE MOST IMPORTANT things you can do in your business to set yourself up for ease and success.
It provides structure and clarity.
It clears away any lingering crap that might be keeping you stuck or holding you back.
It points you in the right direction.
It's like mainlining momentum. Seriously. It's that good.
Want to create your own end of day ritual?
Here are THREE ESSENTIAL things to include:
1) A review of the day.
What went right?
Really acknowledge all that you accomplished. All the good.
What could you do differently?
This is NOT about beating yourself up.
It's about learning and setting yourself up for doing it differently, in a way that serves you better, the next time.
2) A releasing of any lingering mind hooks.
Do you have any resentments you're holding onto? Indecisions that are lingering?
It's important to attend to them or let them go.
3) A plan of the next day.
This can be as simple of 3 things you're going to get done tomorrow. Or as elaborate as an hour-by-hour schedule.
What's most important is deciding what you're going to do.
Make that choice the night before and you'll start off your next day clear and ready to take action.
My PERSONAL end of day ritual is a little more elaborate and a little more woo-woo.
Here's what I do:
✓ 20-Minute Inbox Clearing & Reading
Anything urgent gets taken care of so it's not hanging over me. I set a timer and bang it out.
✓ Review of my marketing plan
I have a marketing plan. (Do you?)
I make it a point to review it and make sure I'm doing what I need to do. It reminds me what needs to go on my plan for the next day. (See below.)
✓ What went well
This is just a quick recap of all that went right, especially what I accomplished.
When we're jamming on our business, sometimes all we see is our to-do list and we forget to appreciate all that we actually got done.
This is super important for your momentum.
✓ What could I have done differently
As I wrote above, this is about looking back at the day and seeing what you've learned and what you could do differently next time.
Sometimes it's a small thing. Sometimes it's a BIG thing. Which leads us right into…
This one's a biggie. I could go on and on about forgiveness, it's that powerful.
Forgiveness is my go to process for letting go anything that's got me hooked and ruminating.
It's not about condoning. It's about releasing yourself from the pain associated with holding onto shit.
Needless to say, after my review of the day, I forgive anything that needs to be forgiven. (And that includes forgiving myself.)
This is a huge momentum and flow booster. Highly recommended.
✓ Plan for tomorrow
I write out my new to-do list.
I'm an all-hand-written-on-a-pad kind of gal. That just works best for me. It helps me really grok what's going on. I can't just skim my list. I get all one with it. ;-)
I mark the most important actions that I'm hoping to get done the next day and, if it's a particularly hectic day with a lot going on, I write out a blow-by-blow schedule which allows me to see if I'm being realistic or over committing in my expectations of what I can get done.
This sets me up for success. The next day I know exactly what my focus needs to be and I don't spend my precious morning energy on figuring this out.
I start the day clear and there's nothing to interfere with my momentum.
✓ 5-minute meditation
Okay, if I'm honest, I rarely get to this.
I'm usually hungry and ready for dinner. But it's always my intention and the days I do do it, well, meditation always makes everything better. (Don't ya think?)
✓ Beam out love
I beam out love to my clients, potential clients, past clients, and anyone else who's on my mind. (And yes, this always includes my dog.)
I just conjure them up in my mind's eye and energetically send them a bit of love and acknowledgment.
It keeps the connection strong and feels absolutely delightful. Try it. You might really like it.
✓ Ring the bell.
This is my favorite part.
It marks the official transition from my work day to my evening.
The vibration totally resets my energy. Powerful.
As you can see from the photo at the top of the page, which is from several years ago when my hair was a whole lot shorter, I've been doing this for awhile.
So that's what I do.
I highly recommend you creating your own end of day ritual. Something that really supports you.
In the meantime, if you'd just like to try on my end of day ritual, have at it!
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That would be AWESOME.