Running a Spiritual Business Is Hard!
Running a spiritual business is hard!
Spiritual practitioners are dedicated to serving those who come to them. That means
- Building your empathic nature
- Depleting your energy to help fill up someone else’s energy
- Being available when your clients are available
- Helping those you serve walk through difficult, and sometimes traumatic, emotions and experiences
All of these are wonderful services you offer…but all of these can leave you feeling exhausted, tired, and empty.
It’s ironic that many healing and spiritual practitioners do not understand the importance of self-care.
Or, if they understand, they don’t practice.
It’s an easy temptation to fall into — using our gifts to help others is so important, but collapsing in a heap at the end of the day is not healthy.
Spiritual business owners need to prioritize their self-care. They can do so by
- Connecting daily with nature
Go for a walk, sit under a tree, smell flowers, or stand with your feet connected to the earth. All of these practices will help to ground you.
- Building space into your day for yourself
If your modality normally takes 60 minutes, build at least 90 minutes (and preferably 120 minutes) for each appointment. That way, if an appointment starts or runs late, you still have time to refocus and recharge before your next appointment.
- Cultivating your own daily practice
Whether it’s journaling, meditation, sacred reading, or whatever, do not let it slip when you become busy or stressed. Create simple habits that you can stick to.
- Finding a coach
This last one is admittedly self-serving, but I would love to help any spiritual business owner who feels stuck, confused, or overwhelmed. Together, we will work on YOU — and your own self-care. (Scheduling link, if you are ready, is below.)
What would you add to this list?
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