Make Time to Take Care of You: Tips for Entrepreneurs
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by Brad Krause
When you’re on the grind, working all hours and creating a successful business, you may not prioritize self-care in the way you should. It has been shown time and again that self-care is critical to maintain a healthy mental state. In order to take care of business, you have to first take care of yourself — and thus, creating a self-care routine is critical. Let’s take a look at some ideas for making — and sticking to — a successful self-care routine for the hardworking business owner:
If you don’t think you have time to take care of yourself, you should take a step back and take stock of your priorities. To give yourself time, you have to take it from other areas of your schedule.
Investing in various services can help give you some time back in your day. For instance, take your taxes to an accountant. Have your groceries delivered to your home instead of going to the store. Say “no” to meetings that could just be an email. By nudging your schedule bits at a time, you’ll find that you have more minutes to get in a quick workout or yoga session. Taking advantage of these little efficiencies is the first step in carving out time for yourself.
One of the best ways to practice self-care is to listen to your body and treat it right with a regular workout routine. Martial arts represent one of the best ways to get fit. Practicing martial arts can boost your self-confidence, help keep you in shape, and even helps your mental capabilities by increasing your ability to learn. In particular, Ving Tsun Kung Fu is a great way to both get a workout and learn a new method of self-defense. Part of getting fit in the 21st century is choosing the app in which you log your workouts. Fitness applications for your smartphone or tablet are a great way to record calories, steps, and workouts, giving your fitness routine a boost.
Dental hygiene matters
We all know that brushing and flossing every day can prevent gum disease, but if you’re experiencing a misaligned bite or crowded teeth, that can make cleaning them more difficult. Since having a healthy smile contributes to better overall health, you should make it a priority for your self-care ritual. Think about the alignment of your teeth and decide whether you need to treat them with aligners. If you’re concerned about their appearance, consider clear aligners, which are much less visible than metal braces. Keep in mind that there are two types of treatments for clear aligners: at home and in the office. With Byte, for example, you can complete the treatment at home, and it typically takes 3 months to achieve results for mild cases of spacing and crowding. For an in-office treatment, you can go with an option like Invisalign, which typically takes longer than Byte to get the results you want (usually about 12-18 months). In-office treatments are ideal if you have severe crowding or bite issues, since the dentist can carefully monitor the process and make adjustments where needed. Weigh the pros and cons of both options to help you make an informed decision.
Practice meditation techniques
You can take care of your business and your body, but if you neglect your mind, it will all have been for naught. Meditation and mindfulness techniques can help you decrease stressors in your life and increase cognition, both of which benefits are helpful when building a successful business. In fact, daily meditative practices can change the way your brain responds to stress, giving you an advantage over depression and anxiety.
Start taking care of yourself today
These are just a few ways to focus on yourself and make your own care a priority even in the midst of the daily grind of owning and operating your own business. Practicing daily meditation, keeping your smile healthy, following a regular workout routine, and creating time for yourself in which to do these things are all critical parts of a successful, stress-free self-care regimen. Turn to Wealth Attraction Research for more ways to take care of your mind and body.