People always ask me how I manage to get everything done on my list. My to-do list is often quite long, and I find myself scratching my head at the things I say yes to.
However, I’ve learned that I can accomplish almost anything as long as I establish clear boundaries around my self-care. 💥
Self-care in my world requires boundaries. Self-care means dedicating a short period of time each day to taking care of myself instead of focusing on everybody else.
Each day, I move my body.
Each day, I challenge my mind.
Each day, I connect with a loved one.
Each day, I prioritize rest.
If I let one of these things go, everything else comes crumbling down, and believe me, I do let them go. There are days, sometimes weeks, when I become disconnected from my need for self-care.
I can feel it infiltrate my every decision, every movement, every interaction.
I feel less clear.
I feel less balanced.
I would say that among all of the things I do regularly to take care of myself, having a chiropractor whom I trust and see regularly is my top priority. Every time I get adjusted when I see my chiropractor, I feel a sense of renewal. I feel a surge of energy that propels me forward.
From this point forward, I will do better. ✔️
From this point forward, I will move better. 🏃🏼♀️
From this point forward, I will live better. 🙌🏼
That’s what getting adjusted does for me, and I’ve benefited from it for over 30 years. I’m so grateful for the constant reminders (people, places, and things) that keep me moving forward with my self-care plan.
So, many people scratch their heads in curiosity and ask me where to start. My suggestion is always to begin by finding a chiropractor who you trust. Then, make sure you have a movement plan, and a plan for nurturing and nourishing your body on a daily basis.
Every meal, every bite, every moment of rest, every stretch, every sweat - each of them matters. Each one moves you forward in your journey.
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Be sure to check out the live session I did this week. ⬇️
Boy, oh boy, do I get it. Life takes over - the kids, the plans, the gym, the homework, the dry cleaner - all of it. 😵💫
I forget about this appointment, and that appointment. ☹️
I forget to go see my chiropractor. 😖
I forget to put my massage therapist in my date book and on my schedule.
I forget my self care, the action steps, and the things that keep me going round and round. 😩
That’s why having a great recall program is the best thing my chiropractor and massage therapist could do for me. It keeps me on track because, let’s face it, I often fall off that track. No matter how tight the rails are, no matter how much I benefit from the experience, I still fall off. 🙈
I've never been one of those patients who likes to schedule a year in advance. I just can't do it. I need spontaneity in my life, especially when it comes to my health care.
So, when I get that call or text saying, “Hey, it's me, your chiropractor. I'm thinking of you, and it's time to get on the table.”, I jump and I take action. It just works for me. ✨
If there’s one thing I know to be true, it’s this: if it works for me, it will probably work for my practice members too. 💡
So, I took my own piece of advice and created what has now become quite a kick ass recall program. In fact, this recall program has been the key component in keeping my practice healthy. I don't do any marketing at all - none. I haven’t done any for quite some time now. All of my new patients come from referrals. 💥
Really, the only thing I do these days to keep my practice moving forward is:
Show up ✔️
Provide great care ✔️
Check in with my patients when they've fallen off ✔️
Having a great recall program, for me, means the difference between having a light schedule and having a schedule where I'm cranking. It’s when I feel really good about the status of my practice. So, not only does it serve the busy moms and dads I care for, but it also does wonders for my practice itself. 🙌🏻
Everybody has to figure out the nuances of a recall program that works for their practice. Inside Staffless Practice Academy, we lean heavily on effective texting systems. There's a fine line here between automating what shouldn't be automated, and sending a genuine text from your heart to their heart through the phone channel.
Figure it out for yourself. Lean in with our systems if you need some direction and support.
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Here is a live training that we did this week on the things you want to consider when creating a recall program. 💜