It has been five years. Five years since I decided to commit to myself because I deserve it. Every morning I stick to a routine, wherever I am, at home, in a hotel or at someone else’s house.
Whatever your habits are my friend my sister, they actually define who you are and the content of your life.
May we choose wisely.
Lastly, choosing habits does not have to be overwhelming. I started doing yoga five minutes every morning. What matters is only one thing: consistency.
Clean your desk. Clean your home. Start your day organized. Then creativity and productivity can flow through you.
The secret of my productivity? Yoga! I feel so lucky my sister introduced me to the youtube channel Yoga With Adriene about five years ago. I have been practicing daily ever since. Yoga is soft and gentle, while it simply makes your body absolutely beautiful. The reason is it works muscles on a deep level, unlike any other type of exercise.
You may already know my love for the raw chocolate hearts from Sacred Chocolate. I buy them at the best raw food store in Europe called Raw Living. I already reviewed for you Immuno Mushroom and Gold Ormus. Today please let me introduce Gotcha Matcha, a sublime cacao mix with even a few drops of jasmine essential oil!
Furthermore, I adore this chocolate bar because matcha made a real difference during my studies. As per the recommendation of a Japanese store owner in Paris, I used matcha to boost my brain before the exams. I would use the raw matcha powder directly into smoothies, as I demonstrated in the videos “Strong green smoothie with Japanese macha powder” and “Improvised smoothie with acai, pomegranate, macha and pineapple“.
Around five years ago, I decided to make a commitment to myself. I embraced the discipline of doing yoga every day. Before that, I used to run for 20 minutes every two days, whether it was freezing or hot outside.
Being committed to self-care does not have to be overwhelming. Even five minutes a day makes a big difference in the long run. I recommend yoga because it is gentle yet effective. I love Yoga With Adriene on YouTube.
Every morning, I ride my bike to go to the farmers’ market, to go grocery shopping at the supermarket, to pay my bills, to run errands.
I make a point of doing what is most difficult first. Such a productivity secret helps me to do what I love the most afterwards.
I do not eat before my important tasks are completed.
I usually record youtube videos before noon.
After my big meal at noon, I am free to write on my blog. The afternoon is dedicated to the children.
I highly recommend these two great videos. The first one is “The Morning Routine For Success | Marisa Peer” and the second one: “Earn Your Food- Nothing Till 4“.
My 5 productivity secrets on youtube and wordpress are the following:
1. Record one or more video(s) every day
2. Take time to create a nice thumbnail for your youtube video or choose an image to illustrate your blog post
3. Draft a description of the youtube video. I copy and paste such a text to wordpress to create a new blog post
4. Schedule in advance the publication of the video on youtube and of the article on wordpress so you have peace of mind
5. Promote the release of the new youtube video/blog post on Instagram on the very day they become available
In a nutshell: systematize your production and stick to it 🙂
Never going to bed before having made the dishes and tidied the kitchen is a sucess secret.
A detail? No, a lifestyle!
Waking up in the morning (early), ready to create beautiful things as best as possible requires a clear mind and good vibes.
A neat kitchen improves the quality of our energy sister. Try it!
I use Genius Scan to get rid of my binders full of administrative papers. I choose to be light and minimalist. I choose freedom.
Do a back up of your files! I personally use the external hard drive WD 1TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN:
Time is the most valuable thing in the world. May we make the most of it, my friend, my sister. Each moment is unique and will never come again. We have time but we cannot know how much. Each moment is precious. May we never waste one minute. Productivity and self-care? Yes, I’ll have them both. Yes, resting and just enjoying life as it is now is also making the most of my time.
On this topic, I love “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” by Eckhart Tolle: