Working Smarter, Not Harder
"I am the change, I have succeeded". I say this over and over in my mind and there's just something so powerful about these words. Why? Because each and every one of us really is the change. We do what we do to better our lives, we make it work, we struggle and fall and then get back up. All because we want to make a change in some way or another, whether on a personal or professional level.
How I have managed to succeed came from much trial and error. I worked day and night with little to no rest. I thought for a time you had to push yourself to the limits to succeed. Is that not what everyone on wallstreet does? Ah...ya....no. I crashed hard and then gave myself a second smack for ever thinking that was the way in which to accomplish anything. I found for me that in order to be successful at my career I have to have balance. Simple as it sounds I had to re-discover what that looked like for me. The vision then became this...I have to have days where I do nothing but focus on me and other days where I put all my efforts and energy into my business.
My current life situation is such that my family only consists of 2 children (my cats of course) and my main squeeze so I can take full days to just do me. I plan my schedule accordingly. Days that I work at the hospital are full packed days (12 hour shifts) that end with my yoga practice so that I can achieve mental and physical restoration before bed. Days that I have to run the business, take the phone calls and see my patients I reserve for just that. I ensure that all my patients are booked on days that are only dedicated to my homeopathic practice. When I first started out I let the patient choose when they were available (giving them days that I was off to choose from) and found every day a small part was dedicated to someone else and it was draining me. Now I set aside days to do the work and then I take full days to sit on my behind, watch netflix, read a book, take a walk, practice yoga or spend time with friends and loved ones. These days are so re-energizing and give both my mind and body the rest it requires so that I can dedicate my time and efforts to others for the days where I have set out to work.
I am grateful for the insight and understanding that came with this hard lesson in life and can now really appreciate each and every moment given to me, whether it be my work or play. As I write this I start to get excited because tomorrow is my "me" day, where I get to go out into the world and play. Not to mention I finally get spend some time with my hubby on our Costa Rican honeymoon! Life is all about balance and becoming unbalanced and there's no way I would rather have it!