By Brad Krause
Being an entrepreneur means that you typically have more tasks to do than you have the time for. So, if you are struggling to keep your business running smoothly, how in the world are you supposed to fit in self-care?
Well, you must strategize. And once you figure out your rhythm, it will benefit your entire life. You’ll be more productive, happier, and healthier overall. And yes, it’s possible. Read on for some simple self-care strategies from Evolve!
Let’s start with exercise, as it’s one of the most critical parts of a healthy lifestyle. If you enjoy running, it is one of the best overall activities you can do to save time while getting fit. However, many entrepreneurs have found that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an excellent form of physical activity for their schedule.
HIIT focuses on mixing a wide range of movements in a condensed time frame. It involves full-body movements, and you can easily take your fitness to the next level by committing 20 minutes a day, five days a week.
If you want to track your progress, consider investing in a smartwatch. That way, you can keep up with your fitness goals while adding a layer of security with a heart rate monitor, emergency alert, and other features.
It’s also important to move slowly. Yoga can be a compliment to an existing exercise regimen. Of course, yoga is exercise in and of itself. The stress relief yoga provides is a super-important part of self care for entrepreneurship. If you set aside time for a workout, consider some time for yoga as well.
There is no shortage of fad diets today, and some of them are great while others do not work for everyone. One eating style to consider is clean eating. This type of diet focuses on foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and nuts. Eating clean (and accounting for any allergies) might just help you feel and look transformed within weeks!
Get your sleep.
Entrepreneurs are notorious for not getting enough sleep. If you struggle to sleep for at least seven hours each night, you are not living up to your potential. Your mind and body need rest so that they can recharge for the next day. Find relaxing activities to do at night, get a good night’s rest, and you will recharge so that you can work productively and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Spend time with others.
Living isolated can pose dire consequences to your mental health. Even if you feel too busy to see other people, make a point to carve out time in your schedule to spend time with friends, relatives, and other important people in your life. Interacting with others will help to revitalize your mind and soul, and it will add joy to your life like nothing else can.
Simplify your business.
Remember: you don’t have to do everything yourself. If you’re a business owner, maybe it’s time you shared more responsibilities with your employees. On the other hand, if you’re just getting ready to launch your business and you’re struggling with all that paperwork, a formation service can save you a ton of time. For instance, a CT formation service like ZenBusiness can help you get started for as little as $120 — not to mention all the headaches you’ll avoid, which means less required self-care in the first place.
Start a hobby.
Is there a childhood activity that you’ve been itching to bring back? Maybe there’s something you’ve always wanted to do but never made the time for. Or, there could be something out there you haven’t discovered yet just waiting for you!
Start a hobby that you do at least once a week, whether it’s woodworking, birdwatching, gardening, or anything else that can help you disconnect from work for a moment and embrace the present. This will help you to unwind, recharge, and return to your work inspired.
If you want to be healthier, happier, and more productive, you must practice self-care each and every day. It might not be easy at first, but implementing the tips above will help you get into a steady rhythm that adds fulfillment to your life and helps you become a better entrepreneur. In no time, you’re going to be waking up refreshed and ready to tackle the day like never before!
Evolve is dedicated to serving our community, providing a genuine and sustainable yoga practice, and healthy lifestyle integration that will continue to evolve the physical and emotional health of our students. Call (860) 799 6105.