My life is very busy and I always have a lot going on between being a mom running Wild Rose Beauty, launching Prism and filming The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. I often feel stressed and overwhelmed so it is essential for me to stay grounded and connected so I practice my spiritual routine daily. Here are five things I do each day to stay aligned and focused.
1. Morning meditation
You don't need to sit cross legged on the floor for 3 hours in order to get the benefits of meditation. You can do it right from bed for 5 minutes to set your intentions and align your energy and as long as you're consistent and intentional with those 5 minutes you will experience the benefits.
Every morning from bed, I set my intentions for what I want to accomplish that day, both professionally and personally.
I visualize energy flowing through my body and activating the energy within myself, and then I visualize how I want my day to go. This sets the tone for my day and gives me that space to get really clear on my desires.
Reading is like nutrition for your brain, and you know I'm a vibes girl, so starting my day with a little bit of inspiration and learning gives me that little boost and confirmation I need to move through my day in the highest alignment.
Whether I have time to read one paragraph or one chapter, I don't put the pressure on myself, I just get that little bit of positive mindset for the day.
I am currently reading Light is the New Black, by Rebecca Campbell, and highly recommend it.
3. Fuelling my body
Again, I am not about being perfect with my diet 100% of the time. Rather than restricting, I focus on adding in high-vibrational foods like green juice, vitamins and a healthy breakfast.
If those are the only healthy things I do for my body that day, at least I know I have started my day on the right foot.
I'm always being pulled in a million different directions and when I start the day with these small things, it inspires me to make better food decisions during the day.
4. Evening Journaling
I tend to work and tie up loose ends after the kids go to bed which leaves my brain stimulated so I need to have a re-centring moment before trying to sleep to wind down.
My journalling practice is basically a purging of all the stressful things on my mind and swirling thoughts, things I didn't have timed to get done.
5. Evening Gratitude Meditation
No matter how I'm feeling at the end of the day, it's so important for me to reflect on the positives in my life, and the good things that happened or manifested that day.
It's so easy to get caught up in the negative, but the simple act of honouring exactly where you are right now creates a higher vibrational book end to your day.
Sometimes I practice my gratitude list with my daughter as I'm saying goodnight to her which is a nice bonding moment and also teaches her how to stand in a positive energy which is such an important lesson!
I want to emphasize that it's okay to fall off track with your practices, life happens, but when you can have even just a few intentional moments in your day to re-connect to yourself, it make a world of difference in how you feel and how you see the word around you.