Deciding to become an entrepreneur takes guts as well as perseverance. However, if you do it right, the benefits can far outweigh the challenges. With that being said, you’re likely to have to put in long hours and a significant amount of work to make it as an entrepreneur. What implications does this then have on your health? This era happens to put so much focus on promoting wellbeing, and there are good reasons for this trend. One is that without good physical and mental health, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to reach your greatest potential. Here is how you can improve your wellbeing as an entrepreneur on that note. 

 

  • Prioritize Self-Care 

 

Self-care has everything to do with how you look after and love yourself. As an entrepreneur, you can easily adopt the habit of putting yourself last and your business first. To avoid doing this, make self-care a priority by scheduling it into your calendar every week or month. Quick and easy ideas for self-care include engaging in meditation or yoga for ten minutes in the morning or taking a 10-15 minute walk during your workday. Use reminders on your phone to ensure you don’t forget or get carried away with the activities of every day. 

 

  • Learn More About Your Health 

 

The second tip for improving your wellbeing would be to learn more about your health. People are often oblivious to what is going on in their body as well as how to look after it. To learn more about your health, engage, and ask more questions during your visits to your healthcare provider. Also, learn more about food and how it can positively impact your body and give you the energy you need to keep your business running. Be sure that you have quality health insurance and life insurance in place, so you’re covered in case of an emergency. Look online for insurance quotes and a package that meets your needs. 

 

  • Manage Your Workload 

 

One of the downsides of being an entrepreneur is that you don’t have an opening and closing time at work. This means that you can end up working around the clock and neglecting self-care. Manage your workload by developing a timetable and trying your best to stick to it. Instead of trying to work long hours, make the hours that you do work count by boosting productivity. This often means being realistic about what you can achieve in a day and minimizing distractions. Technology can also help you automate tasks that don’t require brain work so you can focus on the big and harder things. 

 

  • Create Time for Loved Ones 

 

Not everyone understands how hectic entrepreneurship can be, however, you’ve got to find peace in the chaos. One way of doing this would be by creating quality time to spend with those who keep you grounded. Your family and friends can bring balance to your life, so set aside time that is strictly dedicated to them. Remember, you can do simple things such as going to the park, cooking dinner together, or going on a road trip for a day or two. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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