Guest Post: A Simple Guide To Practicing Self-Care As A Busy Entrepreneur
A Simple Guide To Practicing Self-Care As A Busy Entrepreneur
by Jason Lewis
Running a business is pretty rewarding, but it also takes a lot from the typical entrepreneur; time, money, and peace are often sacrificed in the name of success, leaving little room for rest or self-care. Finding a healthy, sustainable work/life balance doesn’t have to be frustrating, though. For some, it’s simply a matter of sneaking in a few minutes of calm during a busy day. For others, it’s important to find new ways to get moving and make physical health a priority. No matter what your needs are, you can find inspiration and resources at Poise, where creativity and mind/body balance are highly valued. You can also refer to the following ways to make the business side of your life a little easier in order to focus on reducing stress and feeling better overall.
Get some peace of mind
As a business owner, you likely have a lot on your plate at all times. An easy way to relieve some stress and give yourself more free time is to create an LLC for your business. A limited liability company will protect your personal assets in the event of a lawsuit or other business debts, as well as provide tax benefits that will give you peace of mind at the end of the day. Not only that, you can find an affordable service online that will file the necessary paperwork and send you everything you’ll need when it’s done. This will both save you time and ensure that nothing slips through the cracks, as each state has its own regulations and steps to take.
Learn to breathe
It may seem silly to “learn” something that comes so naturally, but certain breathing techniques can actually help with stress and anxiety. Better yet, they can be done anywhere, meaning you can take a time-out at your desk and practice some mindfulness for a few minutes when things are hectic around you. This is a great tip for busy entrepreneurs, because even if you’re prepared with an LLC and other legal precautions, you never know what the day might bring to you and your business. Being able to stop, focus on the moment, and breathe easily can help pull you out of stress so you can concentrate on problem-solving.
Stretch it out
Those same breathing techniques are often used in the practice of yoga, which can be hugely beneficial for those who are strapped for time but want to get their bodies moving. Simple stretches can help you warm up for the day, while a more involved yoga session will work up a sweat and boost your heart rate. The great thing about yoga is that it’s for everyone–you don’t have to be a pro in order to get the benefits. You can even modify some of the movements to accommodate an injury or disability, such as by using a chair or practicing in the pool.
Utilizing breathing techniques and fitting exercise into your day can be so helpful when it comes to feeling better, but you can also get organized and ensure that both your home and office meet your physical and mental health needs. Clutter and disorganization can leave you feeling anxious and stressed, but it can be a challenge to keep things neat when you’re constantly busy. Look for storage solutions and cleaning tips that will make cleanup easy, and set up a system for your desk or office that will allow you to keep things accessible and safe. You might be surprised at how much better you feel when everything has its own place.
Finding time to focus on yourself might seem like a low priority when you have a business to run, but it is possible to do both at once. Look for resources and support online and from friends and family, and utilize time-saving practices when possible so you can be the best possible version of yourself.
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