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Important Self-Care Tips for Business Owners

We’ve made some quick and easy suggestions to help you in your busy day!!

Entrepreneurs are always on the go, and it can be difficult to take breaks and turn your attention to taking care of yourself. However, to be successful in running your operation, you need to be in a tip-top mental, physical, and emotional state, which means that regular self-care needs to be a standing item on your list of things to do. KJ’s Transformation Fitness is a resource that can guide you in this journey.

Managing Your Time

Solid time management skills are an entrepreneur’s best friend. Create daily, weekly, monthly, and even quarterly schedules to help you stay on track for critical tasks and work functions. Be mindful of how every minute is used, but also make sure you plug in downtime to recharge. While you may be thinking about your business 24/7, there are only so many hours in a day when you can actually work. According to CNBC, getting burned out means your business will suffer — one sign is a lack of energy or interest in your work. Eating healthy, exercising at the gym or at home, and making time for rest and relaxation can keep you and your business healthy and fully operational.

Mental And Emotional Health

Staying mentally sharp and emotionally present are critical to successfully running your business. Prayer, breathing exercises, gentle movements, walking in nature, and mobility work are healthy ways to refocus and regroup as needed. You can find online tutorials for various types of prayer, focused breathing exercises, & office mobility that can be done anywhere, especially when you need even a small mental break from your busy day. According to Mindful Stress Management, many entrepreneurs think there simply isn't time for this degree of self-care, but even giving yourself 15-minute breaks throughout the day can make a big difference in your overall mental health, outlook, and ultimately, your work productivity.

Know that the people around you and your general environment will contribute to this, as well. If you work from home, for instance, it can be counterproductive to let tidying up fall by the wayside as this invites negative energy that results in tension and a general feeling of gloom. Decluttering, burning sage, and cracking open a window (to name a few) will help dispel the bad and foster harmony. This, in turn, will enable you to better focus on your business.

Benefits of A Healthy Diet

When you work for yourself, you don't always prioritize healthy meals, choosing instead to grab fast food on the run or eat snacks when you're working late at night. Your body will only run on this type of junk food fuel for so long.

You can still focus on healthy eating by planning your meals in advance and by relying on the ease of nutritional quick-prep healthy protein smoothies. Protein add ins like pumpkin seeds can be added to your favorite blend of fruits and vegetables for a nutrition-packed, easy on-the-go meal. Not only are you getting lots of your nutrients in smoothies, but they can also help you lose some of that late-night snack weight.

A Need to Delegate

Although you really can't add any extra hours to the day, you can still carve out more time to focus on yourself and on your work by farming out some tasks in your home and business. For example, it might be worthwhile to hire cleaners for your home or office, utilize an accountant for money management, or hire an assistant to schedule appointments, run errands, and otherwise manage some of the more mundane elements of your work. While it might initially feel like an unnecessary expenditure, getting back some of this time will allow you to devote your full focus to more pressing big picture issues.

Being a successful entrepreneur isn’t just a matter of cultivated business savvy. You also have to keep your mind, body, and health in good shape, and you have to carve out time for critical self-care measures. The better shape you’re in, the better shape your business will be in.

If you need a personal trainer or someone to help you develop a new strategy for working on your nutrition or overall wellness, get in touch with KJ’s Transformation Fitness.

Photo from Wix Images, Blog help from Brad Krause,

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