Shilpa Bhouraskar interviewed by Vatsala Sperling

But whatever it is,  you have to take yourself completely away and really disconnect from your practice, from  patients and cases because that will fuel your creativity.  Otherwise it is very easy to become nervous wrecks. I remember I was inspired by one of my business coaches who was talking about splitting your time by having free, focus and buffer days. And this still makes a lot of sense to me.

Focus days – These are those days when you are deeply involved in your work. These are highly productive days that move the needle for you. It is when I am taking a case and totally connected with my patients or I am creating my courses and sharing my cases studies. Or anything when you work to create a massive impact for your clients. And over the last decade my focus days have further empowered me to build my online Academy and homoeopathy network and reach more and more practitioners around the world through my training, coaching mentoring. Today I connect with my network and I am driven to create these ripples around the world where I support and provides practitioners with tools and resources which in turn impact hundreds and thousands of their patients in far corners of the world.

Buffer days – those things that you don’t really want to be doing but have to – like the accounting, administration jobs, getting systems in place for your business, and so on. As you grow you can build a team of people to do these things for you.

Free days – When you are truly disconnected, or maybe disconnected for an hour or even an entire day. A big one is my morning rejuvenation routine that I have managed to build into my day. So I start my work day with this five kilometer morning walk with my partner Atul. We choose to go along a beautiful creek that starts just behind my house. I try and do it every single morning or let’s say 80-90 percent of my work days. But the key is that I remain completely unplugged from work. I am not even thinking about day to day work. So we like to spend this time on where we are in our journey and where we want to be with respect to our vision and purpose. Each day is different. It could be sharing ideas on our next dream project or planning a new adventure. But that hour or so enriches and feeds the start of our day and makes it all worthwhile and purposeful. It ensures we come back enthusiastic to take on the day.

And then there are also those Epic days that I have built in my year – free days taken to an extreme. When I take off a week at least once a year when we are out camping or trekking in a new place, completely away from power, internet and people. So it forces me to be disconnected and when I come back I am more recharged and more creative. I do better with my homoeopathy. And even if I have taken a week off I come back and make up for that because I am so recharged,

So if this is something that makes sense to you then make sure you take your free time, make sure you build in these rejuvenation rituals in your day, week or year. It will make sure you nurture your intellectual and intuitive gifts. It will set you up powerfully to come back to highly productive focus days so you end up creating more and more impact. And it is much more important as you become more successful in your business and in homeopathy, because the opportunities that life presents for you become greater. And when these opportunities are calling to you, you are not able to tap into them with your full potential if you don’t have a recharged mind body and soul.

Editor’s note:   Shilpa Bhouraskar presents her Stages Concept in this article in Hoacuoidep:

About the author

Vatsala Sperling

Vatsala Sperling

Dr. Vatsala Sperling MS, PhD, PDHom, CCH, RSHom(NA), was the Chief of Clinical Microbiology services at a children’s hospital in Chennai, India, where she conducted research with the World Health Organization and published extensively. On moving to the USA to start a family, Vatsala pursued an education in homeopathy at Misha Norland’s School of Homeopathy. An author of nine books ( and many essays and articles on homeopathy, health and spirituality, Vatsala continues to study with several teachers. She practices classical homeopathy in Vermont, currently volunteers on the case review committee of the CHC and has served on the board of directors of NASH. Vatsala can be reached via her website,

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