We’ve all heard the saying you have as many hours in a day as Beyoncé and people usually say this as a way to be motivating and get you on your #Girlboss grind. I recently saw this quote again on Pinterest and instead of scrolling past like I usually do, this time I was curious. It made me wonder if it was possible to use my 24 hours the same way Beyoncé uses hers? and if it was actually possible to go from new grad in an entry-level job to scheduling my time like Queen Bee?
So I decided to stop wondering and actually do it. I started researching to find out what Beyoncé actually does with her day. While researching the first thing I found out was that she admits to struggling with time management! It was surprising but it was also something we had in common- which was a good start. However, finding the rest of her routine was HARD! and a full-on secret operative mission but I found one and started my journey to live like Beyoncé for a week (Without all the luxuries of course)
She starts with gratitude
Beyoncé reportedly starts her day with gratitude and meditation and this was the first thing I incorporated into my life. I personally start work at 7 a.m. and I have to catch the bus at 6:25 a.m. So, my 5:30 wake up time didn’t give me too much time for meditation. I decided to devote about 5 minutes from 5:30 to 5:35 to be quiet and think of 3 things I was grateful for.
On day one when I started the journey my alarm went off and I decided to practice gratefulness while I was still in bed, Bad Idea! Because I fell back asleep and I woke up in a panic at 6 a.m. However, over the course of the week, I switched things up a bit and practiced meditation and gratefulness on the bus on my way to work or while I was getting ready in the morning.
Mid-Day Work Out
As I’m currently working in the office and I would like to keep my job, squatting while typing official document is out of the question. However, I did start going on walks during my lunch break and incorporated Pilates into my after work schedule. I’ve so far only done this for a week so there are no big physical changes. But I do enjoy the break it gives me and the fact that I feel better going for an hour walk after sitting at a desk all day. Doing Pilates in the evening right before bed helped me go to sleep better because I was a lot more relaxed
Late Afternoon Indulge
This was my favorite part for obvious reasons. However, I didn’t take it as a way to eat anything and everything, instead I prepared small healthy snacks the night before and I usually got really excited when it was time to eat.
Evening family time
I currently live away from my family and a different city so, family time for me involved calling my mom and my sister and chatting with them for about an hour and a half in the evening
What I learned
Evidently, a huge part of her routine is missing. I’m guessing vocal lessons, songwriting, studio time etc. would also be included. However, from the parts of her routine I implemented, the most important part for me was starting with gratitude because it put me in a better mindset throughout the day.