Taking Care Of Yourself
Taking care of yourself is an essential part of being a great Tarot reader. When you’re reading for practice and for the love of it, it is even more important to make sure you’re getting an even balance across all areas of your life, whether that’s in your work, personal, and/or family life.
Here are a few tips on taking care of you:
Take Frequent Breaks
It might be 30 minutes in between readings, a day, a week, even a month without reading. Pay attention to what you need to feel balanced and energized, ready to give generously in your next reading.
Remember Why You Signed Up in the First Place
Go back to why you signed up in the first place. Probably it was about getting more experience and helpful feedback. If you’re not getting this anymore, then take a break or focus on something else. Think about how you can get more feedback from your clients, or get different experiences from your readings.
Get in the Zone Before a Tarot Reading
Clearing your mind and re-energizing is essential to a good reading. Here are 21 ideas on how to get in the zone.
Maintain a Reading Schedule
Set up a spreadsheet with the name of your Client, the date they sent their request, and the date you intend to read for them. This way, you can make sure that you don’t miss any requests and that you are not overwhelming yourself with taking on too many readings.
Also, set aside a specific time and/or day of the week to do the pr tice readings.
Don’t Overdo It
I know you’re super keen to try out the 21 card spread you learned the other day, but imagine if you did a 21 card spread for every practice request—you’d never get beyond about 2 readings a day!
My recommendation is to focus on doing 1–3 card readings so you can get to the answer quickly. Be consistent and clear with yourself about what type of reading you will provide. If there is a spread you really want to try, do it a couple of times, but don’t overdo it.
Remember to pace yourself. There will always be more readings if you want them!
Set up your templates and schedulers. It’ll make you so much more productive so you can focus on what you enjoy most—reading Tarot!
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