Guest Blog by Katie Conroy, AdviceMine.com
Being self-employed and owning your own company is incredibly exciting. After all, you get to be your own boss! Entrepreneurship can also be challenging, however. You are responsible for every aspect of your business. Many entrepreneurs get so involved in their work, they neglect to take care of themselves. This can result in burn out, as Harvard Business Review reports. Don’t let this happen to you.
By being proactive about your physical and mental health, you can stay fit. You may even notice your productivity increases once you make your well-being a priority. That’s the ethos that guides Copper Quail Consulting, which helps businesses achieve greater success through HR and wellness services.
Recognizing the value of taking care of yourself is only the first step. This guide provides actionable self-care tips you can implement immediately.
Create a workspace that promotes productivity.
Many young entrepreneurs work from home. While there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s critical to set up a dedicated workspace that is free of distractions, like pets and kids, in your house. First, pave the way to productivity by clearing bad energy from your home. Start by putting away clutter and giving the entire place a deep clean. Open the windows to let in fresh air and clear out negativity. You can also cleanse with sage.
With this done, decide where your designated workspace will be. You don’t have to have a full home office if you don’t have space for it. A desk placed in the corner of a quiet room is sufficient. Ideally, select a space to work that brings in plenty of light, which is shown to boost productivity. If you’re tight on space, invest in a standing desk. This means you don’t have to make room for a desk chair, plus it’s better for your health.
Make time for exercise every day.
Another benefit of a standing desk is the fact that it encourages you to remain active throughout the day. When you’re standing, you’re moving more, even if it’s just shifting from one foot to the other, than when you’re sitting. A sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of health issues like cardiovascular disease, so this is very important.
Of course, simply standing at your desk isn’t enough. You should also get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. If you’re feeling drained, you can take a pre-workout supplement to boost your energy. There are different supplements to suit different needs. For example, pre-workout supplements for women enhance endurance without adding bulk. To be safe, talk to your doctor before taking a new supplement.
Find non-work-related ways to unwind.
As an entrepreneur, you don’t have paid time off. Additionally, you’re probably doing something you’re super passionate about, so stepping away from your desk can be a drag. Nonetheless, make sure to take a break. Research shows that prioritizing wellness benefits your business and can result in increased productivity. If you’re feeling stressed about work, consider taking a bath, going for a hike, or simply meeting with a friend for some fun. Choose an activity that is completely unrelated to your professional life.
Consider outsourcing some of your tasks to save time
Many business owners worry when they take a break. Entrepreneur magazine suggests combatting this anxiety by taking steps like making a plan for your away time and delegating tasks. If you are a one-person company and don’t have any employees, you can still outsource critical tasks to take some of the burden off your shoulders. From accountants to social media managers and virtual personal assistants, there are people to help in pretty much every area.
Taking the time for self-care might feel like you are abandoning your business. Don’t fall into this harmful mode of thinking. By taking care of yourself, you are taking care of your company’s most valuable asset.
Looking for more ways to energize yourself and your business? Contact Copper Quail Consulting for a free consultation today. Call 602-512-5849.
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