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A Simple Self-Care Guide for Busy Entrepreneurs
Running your own business means you are the one responsible for the success of your company. Obviously, that’s a stressful position to be in. However, finding ways to cope with that stress enables you to be at your best physically, mentally and emotionally. Revival Therapeutics & Performance shares some self-care tips you can easily incorporate into your life to improve your well-being and your business.
Start Your Day With Exercise
Exercising first thing in the morning boosts your mood, increases your energy level and makes you more alert. It also helps to keep your blood pressure and glucose levels under control. You can work out at home, in a gym or at a park. If you don’t like to exercise, hire a personal trainer who will motivate you to get started and custom design a plan that fits your lifestyle and goals.
Eat Healthy Food
Your body functions best when you feed it nutritious and healthy foods. Instead of grabbing something from a vending machine or a fast-food restaurant, take the time to eat balanced meals and snacks from whole grains, lean proteins, nuts, fruits and vegetables.
Unwind in the Evening
Contrary to popular belief, trying to squeeze as many tasks into your workday will not actually make you more productive. However, you can increase your productivity if you simply take at least 30 minutes every day to do a relaxing activity that you enjoy. You can try yoga, meditation, a walk outside in nature, a hot bath, listening to music or reading. Other options are spending time with your family, friends or a pet. And don’t discount the benefits of simply creating a positive vibe in your home!
Make Sleep a Priority
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep nightly. Getting the rest you need provides you with several benefits, such as increased mental focus and decision-making and problem-solving abilities. If you struggle with insomnia, Mayo Clinic suggests making the following changes to your nightly routine:
- Avoid caffeine after lunch
- Eliminate an alcoholic nightcap
- Turn off electronic devices toward bedtime
- Do relaxing activities until you feel sleepy
- Set the bedroom temperature to 64 degrees
- Reduce noise and light in your bedroom
Simplify Your Workload
Take a look at the tasks you do every day and see if there are any you can outsource, such as payroll, hiring, accounting or bookkeeping. Delegating some of these back-office tasks into the hands of professionals takes the stress off of you. There are also some simple things you can do to take the edge off your everyday activities, like using a headset or other accessories to prop up your phone during calls.
To help alleviate any business-related financial bottlenecks or setbacks, which can be a huge source of stress, look into the many small business grants available to Canadian entrepreneurs. You’ll need to take a few steps before applying for any loans or grants, such as drafting a business plan and searching within your specific industry for the appropriate funding opportunities.
Carving out the time to take care of yourself will boost your physical, mental and emotional health. It will also help you function at your peak efficiency every day and make you much more productive in your business. And if you discover you could use a little help achieving these wellness goals, consider speaking with a professional at Revival Therapeutics & Performance, which specializes in pain and injury solutions.
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