During the time of the pandemic, when everything else is under added strain, it is critical to be able to take care of your health. However, that can be the furthest thing from your mind, when trying to manage a business, a household, and virtual schooling! How can you, as an entrepreneur, start taking better care of your health?
There can be the temptation as a business owner to work all hours of the day and night, trying to get ahead. Without sleep, you simply cannot progress. Sleep heals your body and supports your immune system! If you have insomnia, using a gentle natural aid such as melatonin or valerian, with your doctor’s permission, is a great option to be able to fall asleep. Taking sleep aids can help you relax if you struggle with staying asleep.
Finding the time (and willpower) to exercise can be complicated, but the benefits are immense. Exercise refocuses your brain and keeps your body strong. It’s a meditational time away from devices and worries. The goal is to move your body; find a type of exercise you specifically like. If you’ve not tried the right thing, yet, keep trying. When in doubt, a walk can do wonders for your heart and mind, lower blood pressure, and relieve anxiety.
It can be easy to fall into a pattern of eating greasy carbohydrates while driving between clients! You do not need to ban any one item. Instead, make a conscious effort to add vegetables and fruit, and eat clean, wholesome foods most of the time. Many groceries offer prepackaged healthy options, and there are great meal kits to choose from for family cooking if desired. Small changes can help immensely.
Your business relies upon your capability to keep leading. Your body relies upon you staying healthy and strong so that you can do the same. It seems simplistic to say you need to fit these things into your day. Don’t worry about what others do, and find what works for you! Walking around a park at lunch, eating a salad instead of a burger, and going to sleep instead of doomscrolling are basic, beginning choices to help make sure you’re around to run your company for a long, long time.
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