14 Day Trial Of Self-Care For Your Private Practice
Have you ever felt mentally exhausted?
I want you to highlight the question: am I practicing self-care?
When is the last time you took a break? When is the last time you took your whole lunch?
Self-care directly highlights your success. If you have a high level of self-care, you will be more present. You will be able to look at your marketing plan and know why you are doing what you are doing.
While on the other hand, if you’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off, it’s hard to see what you’re doing. It’s easy to feel the struggle and feel overwhelmed. So, today I want to give you something to practice. For the next fourteen days, I want you to try out these strategies. If you feel better, you’ll be more effective as a private practice owner.
- Give yourself sufficient time to have your meals. Do not rush through your meal. Do not be on your phone answering client emails while eating. If it’s a chicken sandwich, enjoy your chicken sandwich. Everything else can wait.
- Give yourself a structure for waking up and going to sleep. Set a bedtime and a wake-up time. This will give you consistency in your life.
- Implement physical fitness. This routine should be at least five days a week. Make sure you have at least twenty to thirty minutes of exercise. Fitness can mean walking around the neighborhood or do at-home exercises. This will have you feeling better and feeling stronger.
- Set boundaries. Give yourself boundaries when you are checking your emails and social media. When I started a private practice, I would check my emails right when I woke up. Then, I would find myself doing the same thing right before I went to bed—set boundaries for checking these things.
- Give yourself time with your significant others. Significant others can mean your friends or your partners. Also, giving yourself this time shouldn’t be once a month. These relationships are what allow you to be you. The more energy you cultivate, the more effective you will be. So, make sure you have a daily or weekly time set aside.
- Practice taking care of your home. I like to cut the grass. Maybe you need to do laundry, get the baseboards clean, or sweep. If you skip this, you will find yourself sitting at your desk and seeing a pile of laundry. When you see that pile of laundry, it rubs you the wrong way. When you look at it, it doesn’t make you feel good. Sometimes, I’ll rush through my work so I can get my chores done. Instead, create consistency within your life so you can see that the house is already clean.
All I’m asking is for you to implement these strategies for fourteen days. Then, reach out to me! Let me know what this has done for you – what’s the transformation? I think you are going to go a long way. You will be more present in your private practice and more present in your life.
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