Someone asked me the other day if I have stringent borders when it comes to the routine I follow day to day and I really had to think about it. Every single day in my life looks absolutely different, BUT there are some habits that I cannot go without.
They help me to calm the crazy, they fill me with energy and they fuel my cells for a busy day.
I start everyday the same way, I eat the same thing and I take the same supplements.
These daily habits are what keep me grounded during the craziest of days. I follow this same routine every single day, 365 days of the year regardless of if its Sunday or we’re travelling. It keeps me sane in the chaos that is everyday life.
So, for those of you wondering what daily habits have set me up for EPIC success in life and as an entrepreneur, lean in a little bit.
I keep a bottle of Balance essential oil in my nightstand and apply it to my feet the moment my feet hit the ground in the morning. Then I slip my slippers on and start my morning. Balance is a grounding blend with oils found primarily in the forest. It grounds you before the overwhelm of a busy day strikes and without it I’m all over the place. You can read a bit more about the oil, here.
I walk to the bathroom, do my business, brush my teeth, mouthwash (of course with all my on guard products) and before I walk downstairs I put a drop of Frankincense under my tongue. You can keep this downstairs if you’ll remember to take it with your supplements, but the routine of having it in my bathroom is handy for me. Frankincense helps to reduce inflammation in the body, is extremely grounding and is the only oil that crosses the blood brain barrier aka. healthy, high functioning brain. This also helps me when I’m struggling with post workout muscle soreness!
Finally I head downstairs, start the pot of coffee (I only drink black coffee as I fast most mornings) and do my journalling. Starting everyday with my gratitudes, my goals + my plans for the day sets me up for the ultimate success
Like I said, I don’t eat most mornings (I practice intermittent fasting) and will only consume black organic coffee. It’s a routine that my body thrives on, but it also means that my supplement routine starts a little bit later. IF helped my brain fog disappear and gives my digestive system a break. I try to get all of my food consumed between Noon and 7pm (or will push the fast a bit longer and not eat until around 1pm)
Around Noon, I head into the kitchen to mix up my delicious fat filled smoothie. I blend up 2 cups of unsweetened nut milk, two large handfuls of spinach, 2 scoops doTERRA trim shake, half a banana, 1 scoop of collagen peptides, a tbsp of coconut oil and a tbsp of peanut butter. I drink that for the majority of the afternoon!
Next up I take my supplements. Most supplements should be taken on a full stomach to avoid stomach upset so that’s why I make sure to take them with my smoothie. If you eat a well balanced breakfast, take them with that instead! At this point I take a half dose of doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack (2 of each cap) and a Terrazyme digestive enzyme capsule. LLV has changed my life in more ways than I can even explain. The energy it gives me, the regularity it has provided my digestive system and the anti-inflammatory benefits I have received are out of this world. For a more in depth peak into what exactly these supplements are, head here.
At this time I will usually mix up a large stainless steel water bottle with filtered water and a few drops of Lemon essential oil. If you are using oils internally, please make sure that they are doTERRA only. If you don’t have lemon, you can try any other citrus oil!
Now is usually when I will have a small “lunch.” I know my schedule is a bit mixed up for some but its what helps my body thrive and I’m willing to do things a bit weird to feel good. I usually eat some leftovers or will make something quick. Some days its a delicious salad, other days its baked fish from the night before.
I make sure to take another Terrazyme digestive enzyme with my lunch to help my body digest it a bit better. These have made a huge difference in my digestion. I spent YEARS struggling with gas pains and constant ups and downs. Terrazyme helps to breakdown foods in your body so the digestive process is much easier for you!
I’ll refill my water bottle and top it up with some Lemon oil. Lemon helps to detoxify the body AND adds a delicious taste if you’re not a super huge fan of plain old water (like me!)
We workout around the dinner hour so usually have a later dinner. Remember when I said our schedule is a bit wonky? Bear with me. We workout at a local gym called F45 (if you visit Waterloo let them know I sent you!) and it has completely flipped our world on its head. We are obsessed and the transformations we have already seen are incredible. Daily movement is key for me and it’s taken a really long time to find something I love. Following my workout, I make sure to load myself up with Deep Blue Rub. It helps to reduce inflammation and helps ease any sore muscle discomfort. It’s incredible for sore joints!
When we get home, I love to have the diffusers around the house pumping with On Guard + Lavender (my favorite combo). On Guard helps to boost immunity and Lavender is super calming, something I like as we wind down for a quiet evening.
With dinner, which is usually a meat, a carb and some vegetables (nothing fancy!) I will take my last dose of LLV (2 of each) and a Terrazyme cap to round out the day. Remember to always take with a full stomach!
I’ll get our diffuser in our room going with Lavender, I pop a Serenity Softgel AND an On Guard + Cap and it’s lights out until the morning!
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