People email me questions all the time about living the ChronicBabe life, and one of the questions I get most often is “How do you get it all done? How do you find your flow?” The answer is not simple, babes, because I’ve put a LOT of practices into place to ensure I squeeze the most out of every day.
But there are three things I do every single day that help me stay on track—to find my flow. Today’s AWAP Wednesday video includes three tips that I use successfully to stay in the flow… and get much more done, despite having multiple chronic illnesses.
Watch today’s video:
*AWAP = As Well As Possible
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I’m in the flow, I found my rhythm, I’m doing my thing, y’all. I’m in the flow. And today, I’m going to share my strategies for finding your flow so you can get MORE done and get on with your ChronicBabe life.
Hi! I’m Jenni Prokopy of ChronicBabe.com and today is AWAP Wednesday (that stands for As Well As Possible).
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How do you get it all done?
People email me questions all the time about living the ChronicBabe life, and one of the questions I get most often is “How do you get it all done? How do you find your flow?”
The answer is not simple, babes, because I’ve put a LOT of practices into place to ensure I squeeze the most out of every day. But there are three things I do every single day that help me stay on track — to find my flow.
Organize Your Meds and More
You can’t find your flow if you’re constantly trying to remember everything you need to do to take care of yourself. If you’re shaking meds out of a dozen bottles every morning, STOP. If you’re always misplacing your inhaler, KNOCK IT OFF. If you’re wondering right now if you took 5mg or 10gm, was it an hour or two hours ago, GET IT TOGETHER, GIRL.
It’s time to get organized. Use pill containers like these to organize a week’s worth of pills at a time so when you’re groggy or unwell you don’t have to go hunting. There are a bazillion kinds of pill boxes available online (and I like to bling mine).
Pick a spot to keep your meds—your inhalers, pill organizers, everything—and STICK WITH IT. This where your stuff lives. Forever. Build the habit.
And use a simple text app in your phone, or keep a mini journal on you, so you can track when you take your meds and how much.
Organizing this part of your life helps in so many ways, not the least of which is helping you get in the flow.
Make a Date with Yourself
Think of yourself as a consultant, with a big client to serve. This client is uber-important. So you make dates, you put them in your calendar, you include notes about the things you commit to, and you stick with it. Right?
The trick is: YOU are the big client. And the dates you’re making in the calendar include everything from your daily yoga practice to weekly home mani-pedis, times to rest, or health care appointments. I invite you to include dates with friends, dates where you commit to eating a healthy meal, dates to watch trashy TV.
It’s easy to let the day run away from us, and then we lose our flow. When your life is scheduled, you can get—and stay—in the flow and get lots more done.
No matter how organized you get, $hit is gonna get in your way. You’ll have a flare-up, the internet will go out, you’ll drop your inhaler in the toilet.
So be flexible. If you have to reschedule a date with yourself in the calendar, do it. If you need to buy bigger pill organizers, do it. If you realize it’s healthier for you to do yoga in the evening than the morning, switch it up, schedule it—and then do it. Be flexible.
When you find your flow, you can rock the ChronicBabe lifestyle, no matter what life throws at you.
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Thanks for watching today! I would love to hear how you find your flow! Share your strategies in the comments here or head on over to the blog at ChronicBabe.com to join the conversation—I want to hear what YOU have to say.
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Until we meet again, be AWAP! Smooches!
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