Welcome to Day in the Life, where we peek into the lives and schedules of solopreneurs and freelancers. Today we’re chatting with Sabrina Bolin. Sabrina is an Intuitive Coach and Certified Hypnotherapist who guides the energetically stuck back to their soul's purpose by teaching them to release limitations, strengthen their intuition and take more inspired action in life. Head over to her site to join The Tribe.
Upon waking, I pull my two dogs up into the bed for morning cuddles with me and my man - an essential part of starting my day filled with love.
I then roll out of bed and into my closet, which doubles as my meditation space. Depending on the day, I go through a chakra cleanse, breathing meditation, or self-hypnosis visualization journey to get myself grounded and ready to receive insights from my inner wisdom for my life and business.
Because I believe a healthy body is the best way to support a healthy mind and soul, I like to move my body before I check a single email. On busy days, this simply means the long walk around the block with my dogs, but I also like to turn it up a few times a week with a jog to the park, kettle bell swings, or time on my yoga mat.
I'm fortunate to have the support of a daily accountability partner through a fellow entrepreneur and dear friend, and my work day officially begins as we text each other to set our daily goals and intentions to stay on track with the weekly ones we share with each other at the start of every week. I review my Google calendar at this time as well as my Trello to do lists to check on what needs to be prioritized for the various ongoing projects I feel called to devote my time and energy toward.
From there I move into my office where I focus on working on the growth of my business - whether it's with new marketing experiments (because truly everything is an experiment - some just more guided than others!), crafting new programs and offerings, and finding other ways to connect directly with the clients I'm meant to serve. Currently in the works: my "Get Unstuck" training series and "The Inspired Life" podcast.
I typically unplug midday for writing, intuitive practices, and practicing what I teach - because truly, I'm most helpful to my people when I release my own limitations and strengthen my own intuition first. Nature is my muse, and I'm so lucky to have a home office surrounded by trees, with both an indoor and outdoor workspace that allows me to stay connected to my soul no matter where I'm working.
Most of my client sessions are in the late morning or early afternoon, so I take a moment before each session to reconnect and then release any busy-ness in my own mind - these sessions are not about me after all, and it is essential I am fully present so that I can meet them exactly where they are.
The late afternoon is the time to get back online and reconnect with my tribe; I aim to make myself available at least a couple of times daily via email and on social media so that I am not "always on" but present enough to make a difference. This is also a great time to connect with my tribes in the Facebook groups, as I connect with friends and mentors old and new on the always-exciting journey of a heart-led entrepreneur.
My evenings are spent with my man, with friends, or just by myself, unwinding, playing in the kitchen, and giving my mind over to a little TV or reading. When it's time to call it a night, I often get out my journal to practice gratitude and reflections, listing out my moments of appreciation, priming my mind and soul for a good night's sleep and refreshed start to the new day.
Of course, what I just described was my ideal day - which realistically only happens a little more than half the time.
However, even on those days when I "break the rules," and spend too long on social media, skip my breaks entirely, or completely take an unplanned day "off" from my business, I practice what I believe is real balance: the awareness of those things that I value the most and the flexibility to allow my energy to ebb and flow where it's needed to honor all parts of myself.
So after a day completely off routine, I am able to get refocused and dive back in that next day - ready to serve the world the best way I know how and pour my heart into a business I love.
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