Most entrepreneurs are hard working. They spent long hours for planning, marketing and growing their businesses. Sometimes, there is much pressure that makes the working environment stressful. As an Entrepreneur, our health condition will affect the productivity of our business. So, therefore, we need to take good care of our self.
Answering client calls and responding emails are just a few things that come as we work. That goes as we go into running and growing our business, and it will make you drained and overwhelmed. We need to consider that stress due to overwork will cause sickness. And our stamina will become weaker.
Health is wealth.
This is especially if you are a self-employed entrepreneur. You need to maintain in good physical, mental and emotional condition. To stay in control and keep your business running like a clockwork. Making it possible, you need to include in your priority list a self-care routine.
If you neglect to make your health and sanity as your priority, you will start to wear down. And you become increasingly stressed, and unproductive.
What is self-care is all about?
To make it concise, self-care is being good to yourself, to show love, kindness and to have self-compassion.
Invest time, money, and effort to help boost and maintain health. This includes your physical, mental and emotional well-being. The more you are comfortable, relaxed, and all around physically fit. The better you will become. And be as productive and creative as you are expected as an entrepreneur.
Below are the tips on how to care for yourself.
7 essential tips to self-care as an entrepreneurs
TIP#1: Eat healthy foods
We will start the right choice of food. As they say “you are what you eat” foods has big factors in our health the more we are stressed the more we are craving foods. Be sure to eat more fruits and vegetables, lessen fatty, instant and processed foods. Drinks more warm water, juice, and milk rather than more caffeine, cola, beer, and alcohol.
TIP#2: Enough Exercise
Set at least 30 min to 1-hour exercise daily or several days a week to burn calories. Simple exercises will do like, walking, jogging, push-ups, and jumping.
TIP#3: Get enough rest
It is very important to have enough time to sleep at night. Make it a point to have at least 6-8 hours each night to rejuvenate your mind and body.
TIP#4: Organized yourself
As an entrepreneur, it is important to be as organized as possible. Not only your workplace but also your personal life. Learn to have organizational skills and time management. These are vital for a successful and productive business.
TIP#5: Be creative
You must be innovative and not stagnant. Always on the look for new ideas about how to make the job easier and simpler yet. Performance and productivity should never be compromised.
TIP#6: Social Networking
A good social networking support system will help alleviates stress, depression, and anxiety. This beneficial that effects on your psychological being. Low stressed and depressed environment will create high job productivity. Thus, more business profits.
TIP#7: Give yourself a break
By the time you feel exhausted and burnout does not hesitate yourself to take a vacation. Give yourself a break by going some places wherein you can breathe fresh air, enjoy and relax.
To become a successful entrepreneur, it is not only to goal to get plenty of money. Success in your business and getting equipped with all expensive materials are superficial. But on the top of it, is to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Regardless of how busy you are, do not neglect the priority to self-care. Because our health, in general, is our wealth.