Entrepreneurship is a roller-coaster ride, if you have decided to go on this path, you are amazing. You are giving extra efforts to be super consistent with your work. You are working very hard because you want to create life on your terms. But as entrepreneur, business owner, and side hustler, it’s easy to put the work before anything else even health.
Sleepless nights, long working hours and imbalanced home life and work- there is a lot that becomes common when you run your own business. But during hustle-bustle, you need to take care of yourself also and make sure you are spending some time for yourself to recharge. Here are some self care tips that every business owners should do:
Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation is a proven way that brings greater focus and effectively tackles stress in people. Practice meditation daily to enhance mental health and well-being. There are multiple applications that will help you to take your self-care journey forward.
Take One Day Off
It is a fact that running own business is full of challenges. Business owners have to work 24*7. But if you constantly work seven days a week, it becomes difficult to unplug yourself from the stress of running a business.
It can lead to a lot of pressure on your mind that is threatening to destroy your life even. It may sound impossible but the best thing you can do is to take at least one day off from these pressures, if possible take two whole days off!
There may be no else around you to celebrate your small wins but don’t forget to reward yourself. Just like in any big company, employees are pampered to boost their motivation the same applies to you.
Set goals for yourself and when you reach them allow yourself to be treated with your favourite dish or a shirt you have been postponing to buy for the past three months.
Spend Time Away From Technology
In this digital world, we mostly spend our time on technology, but people especially businessmen need a break from screens. No doubt, you are working hard to bring the best ideas and products but your mind needs breaks to stay motivated and energized.
So sometimes, it is completely okay actually important to step away from every message or email you might get from people. Create boundaries around the times when you can respond.
Meet People Offline
Webnier and videos call with your team, everything is a part of your work. But now you need to get a break away from your own bubble.
Get away from your desk; meet your friends and new people. Talk about everything that does not relate to your business; always remember that there is more to life than your work- ‘human connection’.
Learn to Say ‘No’
At the initial phase, you actively look for opportunities to work, earn, and gain exposure. Here, this is quite natural that you will be more willing to take on a lot of projects. But this is important that you learn that it is completely okay to say ‘No’.
Don’t take a lot of projects beyond your capacity otherwise, you will find yourself stuck with a ton of extra burden. So never be afraid to pass on work and say no, it will be worth in the long-run.
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