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6 Realistic Self-Care Tips for Entrepreneurs

Author: Poppy Williams, poppy@techbizguide.com

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Many entrepreneurs take pride in working weekends and never leaving the office. But most who have experienced long-term success have realized the importance of self-care at some point in their careers. Some have learned it the hard way.

The truth is many business owners are simply trying to get all their tasks done and don’t feel like they have time to take care of their health and well-being. However, not doing so will ultimately hold you back from accomplishing your goals, not to mention leave you unhealthy and unhappy. 

If you want success, health, and happiness, consider these realistic self-care tips from Keystone Business Brokers:

1. Declutter Your Home       

The first step to a healthy career and life is to create a peaceful atmosphere in your home. Dealing with tension, criticism, arguing, and complaining every day can be draining on everyone in your household. Look for ways to brighten up the space, such as decluttering, adding house plants, and opening the windows on warm days.

2. Hire Services

The most common reason for entrepreneurs neglecting self-care is limited time. You probably have a full plate and find it hard to imagine adding time for yourself in your routine. One way to open up more time is to hire professionals to take care of the business tasks you are not equipped to do efficiently.

For example, if you are spending too much time responding to emails and invoicing customers, hire a virtual assistant to handle those tasks so that you can focus on running your company. The same goes for web design, content writing, bookkeeping, and any other responsibilities holding you back.

3. Set Up a Workout Space 

You may not have time to go to the gym every workday, but you can make a spot at home for your exercise routine. Consider the types of movements you like to do and carve out a simple space for staying active. There are many online workout plans, programs, and tutorials to give you ideas on how to work out from home with minimal equipment and space.

4. Get Some Sun

We need vitamin D to function and live happily. Not getting enough sunlight can make it difficult to stay productive and harm your mental health. Be mindful to get outdoors each day, even if it means sitting outside with a book or going for a quick walk in the neighborhood.

5. Sleep Seven Hours        

When you run a business, you simply cannot stay productive and maintain your quality of work without adequate sleep. Adults need at least seven hours of restful sleep each night, though some require eight or nine hours. Figure out how much sleep is necessary to work and live well, and create a bedtime routine that helps you sustain it.

6. Eat for Energy and Health

Another challenge to entrepreneurship is that it can be hard to maintain a consistent, nutritious diet. If there are many days that you go without eating a decent meal, or if you are well-acquainted with the drive-thru window, now is the time to make some healthy changes.

Try to eat more leafy greens, other vegetables, fruits, fatty fish, and lean protein. Not only do whole foods benefit long-term health, but they also boost energy, concentration, and mental health.

It’s safe to say that every entrepreneur longs for success, health, and happiness. But the only way to get there is to maintain a solid self-care routine. Following the tips above will help you get off to a strong start. but keep learning and trying new things until you find a healthy rhythm that works for you.

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