This post is sponsored by Aveeno but the content & opinions expressed here are my own.

Mornings are different now than I'm my own boss. I don't have to fight traffic to make it to the corporate office. Instead, I head to my office nook near the living room for an early-morning blogging + social media coaching session with a client from Canada. I've been self-employed for two months. Eek, can you believe it?  I better my processes, rituals, & routines daily and always make sure to take the time for a moment for me. You're probably wondering, "What the heck does the morning of an entrepreneur/blogger/coach look like anyway?" Let me show you a bit of my world!

7:30 A.M.

The day begins with my alarm going off. The alarm isn't as annoying when you get to wake up & work on your own business. I hop out of bed & immediately wash my face & brush my teeth. Taking care of myself is supremely important because it helps me feel beautiful, healthy, & ready to conquer the day. It’s not always easy to make time for ourselves, but it's imperative. When you work for yourself, sometimes you forget to take care of yourself. About two weeks ago, I began implementing at least 15-20 minutes every day to self-care.

7:45 A.M.

After washing my face, I follow up with my Aveeno® Absolutely Ageless™ Intensive Renewal Serum. This anti-aging serum contains a concentration of ACTIVE NATURALS® Blackberry Complex infused with vitamins, antioxidants, & powerful anti-aging ingredients. This is one of my quickest forms of self-care, only takes like 8 seconds to put on. I love the scent & the way it absorbs into the skin. I can save time by using safe & effective products at my fingertips, & then invest that time back into myself.

8:00 A.M.

I quickly check my email to see if there's anything on fire or that needs to be responded to immediately. Nothing too crazy today, so I prep for my 8:30 a.m. coaching session. I read through our emails to each other & open up the client's file which has my session notes, the client's answers to my Discovery Questionnaire, & any talking points for today's session.

8:30 A.M.

BRB. Now I have a one-on-one video session with the client who recently bought her blog domain & set up her website, but said she didn't know what to do from there. Together we outlined her ideal reader, chatted about some of her core blog topics, & identified the next steps of what she should do given her current work situation.

9:00 A.M.

Phew, session is done. I need some water; my throat is parched! I normally have a glass of water right next to my laptop, but I forgot it for this session. Oops. Fred heats up breakfast leftovers from yesterday & makes us some fresh coffee. We eat breakfast together outside on the patio.

9:45 A.M.

The birds chirp happily up in their tree. A green June beetle buzzes around above us. Two butterflies dance together, then fly off into the distance. Rather that get back to work straight away, Fred & I take an extra 15 minutes to listen to a podcast. It’s been proven that self-care makes you more emotionally & physically capable of taking care of others. I know this is true for myself. Renewal serum, vitamin D, & gathering knowledge: these are my self-care investments for the day.

10:00 A.M.

I spend some time publishing content throughout my social media channels. I respond to my emails. I work on a blog post (this blog post!!!), jotting down what I've done thus far. Then I take a look at my planner to see what else is on my task list for today.

11:30 A.M.

I have another coaching session at 12 PM, so I stop what I'm doing to prep for it. This client wants to strategize about her blog content. One of her fears is that she'll run out of things to say & her readers won't be interested. I write down any final notes.

12:00 P.M.

Oh, it's noon now. Time for my second coaching session of the day.

No morning workout today, so I'll make sure to take a walk or hike later this afternoon once it cools down. If I do a morning workout, I take a shower & use my Aveeno® Positively Radiant® 60 Second In-Shower Facial. It makes me feel invigorated & refreshed to keep up with my entrepreneur lifestyle. Okay, gotta keep working.  Talk to you later!

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How was my morning routine is a professional blogger & coach? Was it everything you dreamed of? Glamorous? Dull? 

* Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Aveeno. As always, all opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]