Adventures in 2016

Last year at this time, I wrote a blog about focusing on and developing MYSELF rather than just my business. I wanted to take this time to report some accomplishments from that goal as well as what I hope's to come in 2016! 

While I can continue to improve, I did spend a lot of time on myself in 2015.  And as projected, my business continued to grow and evolve along side. I also learned that the more I respected my time and boundaries, the more my clients did- WUT? Yes, not only did my clients respect me more, but again, my business flourished. Prior to 2015, I would remain available by phone and email during vacations- I didn't want to lose new clients by taking time off!  Welp, this year, I took two vacations where I shut it all down.  You guessed it, I actually gained clients during those weeks! 

I don't just want to talk about how my business benefits from me taking care of me.  I would like to share that I spent quite a bit of time, energy, and $$ this year on my health and wellness. I learned more about myself emotionally and physically and made some life changes to try to address these issues. It's hard sometimes to spend money on health services and products, but I (and YOU are too!) am a priority. So, I spent some time looking at what I do/did prioritize in my budget and what I would like to prioritize in my budget: my health. 

Don't let anyone shame you (especially yourself!) for spending money (within your budget of course) on your health or for choosing healthy options in your life!  

As an extrovert, I love services that include others and physical touch.  So, massages, facials, acupuncture, and chiropractic are huge for me in addition to talk therapy. I have also realized how much diet impacts my energy and moods.  I post about this often, but I cannot stress enough how much food impacts our vitamin levels, which impact our hormone levels, which impact our energy, moods, blood sugar which then impacts everything back again.  Our bodies are a system, so don't think for second that you can get totally healthy without addressing it all. 

Okay, this is where I stop droning on and give you some useful links! 

Eating for mood links I love: 

 http://www.foodforthebrain.org/nutrition-solutions/depression/about-depression.aspx

 https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-genetic-destiny/201410/diet-and-depression

Exercise options in the foothills I love: 

 http://jcls.jazzercise.com/facility/conifer-jazzercise-center

 http://www.crossfitaspenpark.com/

 http://taspens.com/pages/class-descriptions

Alternative therapy options in the foothills I love: 

 http://www.aspenparkchiropractic.com/

 http://www.acupunctureevergreen.com/

 http://taspens.com/pages/taspens-wellness-practioners

 

Oh! So I didn't talk about my adventures in 2016!  In addition to continuing self care and development, I hope to move in to private practice ONLY!  I can't wait.....TO BE CONTINUED