How to Be More Productive Without Burning Out

 
Tonight marks the end of a beautiful coaching relationship with a client I’ve worked with for a year. It’s a bittersweet moment because part of the journey is helping clients to develop self-accountability, self-efficacy, self-belief and increased confidence so they can do this on their own without me!
 
It’s a wonderful feeling to do the work I do and so blessed and honoured but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wouldn’t miss them. Seeing the life transformations, I’m reminded of the incredible strength and courage of the human spirit when we decide to say yes! Never underestimate how powerful you are.
 
At the end of our conversation, she said Merly I just don’t know how you do it? With having two kids 4 and under, studying and running a coaching practice and online wellness e-commerce business. This is a question and statement I get all the time from friends and family and also all my clients. I’m always quick to nip this in the butt because I don’t want them to measure their success against mine. The secret to my success lies in having a morning routine. I wrote a blog post recently about how to create the best morning routine when trying to conceive.
 
Admittedly, my morning routine has only been a recent thing. I’m a cosleeping and breastfeeding mum so having a morning routine wasn’t something I was able to do until recently. So instead, I had a night-time routine. It’s basically the same as the morning routine just at night, specifically between 9pm to middnight then I would sleep in.
 
Recently, I’ve introduced a new task as part of my boy’s night-time routine where I put on the 5 minute Clean Up Song to encourage my son to pack up his toys before we go upstairs for a bath, book and snuggles. Children crave routine and structure, it helps them feel a sense of safety and security. Guess what? Adults are no different either.
 
So it didn’t come as a surprise that one of the single most impactful thing my client had introduced into her life was implementing a morning routine. But still, she still didn’t understand how I can be so productive with the little time that I had. Then it dawned on me. I have a mental to-do list that works with the cyclical nature of being a woman. So I’ve created a To-Do List that’s designed to reduce the overwhelm and work in harmony with your menstrual cycle. Click here to download.

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