I have been watching the women of all ages in the Olympics with awe…young girls…women in their 30s with 4 children coming back after taking time off to be moms! It’s so inspiring!
It has made me think about my own life and ask myself, “Am I living at a 100% level in all areas of my life?” The answer was no.
Recently, I found myself making excuses, changing deadlines for my goals, changing priorities especially when it comes to self care. I find myself distracted and losing my focus on what is truly important.
What about you? Isn’t this normal? Yes, but what is normal? Normal is mediocre, average, just okay. Is that me I ask myself? No! Then why am I settling? Good question.
There is a difference between “just settling” and “taking time to rejuvenate”. I take regular periods off where I simply step back and heal, rest and turn off. What I am talking about is not being “fully engaged” when you are engaged.
I challenge you to take a good look at your life and ask yourself, where have you been holding back or settling and where have you been giving 100%. Living at 100% is not being a workaholic – far from it! It’s creating a life of balance, joy, abundance and health. I call it creating your perfect life.
I have created a system that works for me and I’d like to share it with you. It’s a series of steps and when I follow it, everything flows. In fact, it’s how I got to where I am today. When I don’t however, I get burned out or go into overwhelm. It’s called, The Perfect Life System and here it is:
Create the vision for your ideal life three years out and create big bold affirmations that you print out and focus on every day. You will want to address all three ares of your life:
- Personally ( feed your mind, body and spirit)
- Family and Friends (deep relationships and fabulous experiences)
- Money and Finances (security, freedom and abundance)
Create rituals or a daily practice where you do the things that will help you achieve your Perfect Life every day. I have a beautiful form that I print out every week with the days of the week at the top, and then all the tasks I want to remember down the left. Things like; drink 8 glasses of water, take my vitamins, go to yoga, ride my bike, date with Mark, meditate, read 15 minutes, take a Perfect Life Pause, write 30 minutes, etc. These are all the things that when I do them, they rejuvenate me, inspire me, and keep me operating at 100%. At the end of each day and at the end of each week, I can see my progress all in one place and express gratitude and celebrate!
Follow my Perfect Week Time System. I have used this time system for 10 years now, and it’s changed my life. Everyone who tries it loves it too. It’s what makes all this work because I actually break my week up into Perfect, Prep and Power Days. Each one is a specific type of day where I do specific types of things. You can watch my 3 short videos on how this works and do it for yourself! The other part of this time system is that each day can be as long or short as your wish – not just 8 – 5 AND you are in charge of when you work. So my practice has been to work 3 weeks and take one off. It works and any entrepreneurs can do this!
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Katana Abbott is The Smart Women’s Prosperity Coach, and teaches soul centered entrepreneurial women how to create wealth so they can do what they love and prosper in the world. Visit www.SmartWomensCoaching.com and pick up your free gift “How To Breakthrough
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