Recipe to be Totally Contented!

Posted by: Victoria Lorient-Faibish on September 27, 2011 2:30 pm

My world at work is always more satisfying,  the more my world at home is satisfying. This is not as easy as it may appear to be.  So many therapists tend to make their practice the brightest penny in the bunch when it comes to their lives.  I contend that this leads to burn out pretty quickly. 

As a busy private practitioner for nearly 20 years, I am a fierce walk your talk person in favour of having a super, deliciously rich private life. Filled with good like minded friends, satisfying hobbies, a fun social calendar and personal spirituality… whatever it may be. 

This has been my recipe for feeling a deep contentedness in my professional life.  I am always happy to get back to work because my personal life has filled me.  I work a 4 day week and have done so for years. Initially I did this schedule to help me with my stress levels a while back but even though that quickly got under control I decided to keep the 4 day week.  It just made so much sense to me.

I now try and pack my Mondays to Thursdays and I feel very satisfied that at work, I am making a difference for my clients.  They can feel my enthusiasm and my clarity. And I am always so happy to know my Friday is off to pursue my personal life once again for 3 days.

This is my recipe for contentedness. What is yours?

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0 comments on “Recipe to be Totally Contented!”

  1. Nicole says:

    I believe that finding a balance between our professional and personal lives is so important and yet many struggle with this balance. Sounds like you’ve found a nice pace that works well for you! I think it’s important to make the most out of the time you have. Being productive in your work day can create such a sense of fulfillment. Likewise, if you’re running low on personal time, spending it with loved ones or doing something that you enjoy can go a long way to lifting your spirits and keeping you feel great.

  2. Steph says:

    My recipe for contentedness is also to have a fun, fulfilling personal life outside of work. Whether it be fun hobbies to do just at home, or actual physical activities outdoors (depending on the season, of course!) I always find myself being able to get through the work week much easier and feel generally much better each day!

    Thanks for the great blog post!

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