Taking Care of Business Starts With Self Care
If you are a business owner, especially one who works in the hospitality industry,
Health Care and Retail business, it can often be hard to imagine that you need to take time out of your day for yourself. Since you are the driving force behind your company or business, a lot of progress often starts and ends with you. However, getting burnt out because you aren't taking care of yourself can hinder your business rather than help it. Jennifer Grant International invites you to discover why it's important to incorporate self-care and what you can do to get started.
Start With Healthy Habits
Healthy habits include exercise to promote fitness and weight loss, and getting enough rest. According to experts, most adults need anywhere from seven to nine hours of sleep every day, although this might vary depending on your schedule and needs. Adjust bedtime until you find a schedule that works for you.
When seeking ways to incorporate exercise into your day, pick workouts you think you would enjoy, such as dancing, doing yoga, jogging, or even joining a team sport, like basketball. Finding something fun increases your chances of sticking with it. Try to exercise anywhere up to five times a week, making sure you take time to rest. And if you decide to work out at home, make sure you have a comfortable place to do so. You can choose a seldom-used room to work out in (e.g., dining room), or you can set up a home gym in your basement or a spare bedroom. If you’re planning on updating any rooms in your home, keep track of any changes that may boost your home’s value.
Know Your Limits: Manage Your Mental Health
When managing a business, it is crucial to find a balance between work and life. If all you do is think about work and you take that stress home with you, it will lead to burnout quickly, causing you to want to quit. Find things you can do to mitigate issues that are causing an imbalance, especially if you manage other workers.
Consider taking a break at work, or get away from the hustle and bustle and go for a walk to get a change of scenery. Think about using vacation days when you need more time off if you're feeling on the verge of wanting to leave work altogether. Establish boundaries with workers and other managers if you feel your space is not being respected.
Rethink the Way You Approach Work
Running your own company might be a dream of yours, but it is possible that you never thought about all the little odds and ends that come with it. Perhaps you run a small restaurant, but you could never wrap your head around marketing. Save yourself the frustration and outsource the work to someone else who is knowledgeable and qualified.
Evaluate How You Feel Day-to-Day
Some days might be harder than others for you as an entrepreneur. While you can't expect every day to be perfect or enjoyable, it's important to ask yourself how you are feeling, and try to start your day off on the right foot. Try meditation first thing in the morning, before your day gets busy and overwhelming. Beginning your workday with a clear head can help you focus on the tasks at hand without stressing yourself out. Consider employing the "Eat The Frog" method, and tackle the most difficult task first thing in the morning when you have the most energy.
Meditation doesn’t just have to be for the mornings, either. If necessary, repeat your meditation throughout the day, even in the car. That’ll give you a chance to reset and recover from whatever stress you’ve already experienced.
In order for your business to flourish, it is important to take care of yourself first. This can keep you from feeling stressed out while allowing you to have the best start possible to your day.
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