Essential Self-Care Tips for Women Entrepreneurs
Are you an entrepreneur? If yes, how many roles do you play in a day? Balancing personal and professional life is a popular topic amongst all women entrepreneurs which is difficult to accomplish. For entrepreneurs, self-care seems a bit impossible to perform. Intake of too much coffee, you tend to skip meals and haven't hit the gym in a while. I can feel that.
It may sound cliche, but in order to flourish in life and business, it is important to nourish yourself. By nourishment I just don't mean eating healthy, exercising regularly and getting enough Vitamin D. It is about taking care of yourself and giving enough time to replenish yourself so that you put forth your best in whatever you do.
Self-care is very important for mood, psychological well-being and is an important factor in maintaining physical health. You cannot run a business if you are feeling slump, anxious or depressed, physically sick then it is impossible to run a successful venture? The benefits of being an entrepreneur brings so much for women as you get to work what you love, have to manage your own schedule, can build up your team, and work on your passion. But that all doesn't come easily. It demands immense self-discipline, dedication and patience.
If you don't know from where to begin, then practice the below mentioned 6 self-care tips for being a healthy entrepreneur:
a. Accept that self care is important: Very often, we consider 'self care' as “treating” ourselves. We fail to see it as an essential part of our lives as well as for our ventures. We have to be at our best to be creative, making sound decisions and running businesses effectively. Burn out the non-stop hustle attitude. If you do not take care of your physical and mental health then you are also overlooking your business. Take out time for yourself and remember that you are investing it in yourself and your venture.
b. Cultivate Healthy Habits
It is important to work out to manage the stress levels, eating healthy food, practice yoga & meditation and taking out some time to read. It might sound easy, but adopting a new habit is tricky. It is all about being consistent and aware. So, how to do this? Well, while setting new habits in your schedule, do not to overwhelm yourself. Pen down a long list of activities which you feel is difficult to tackle, do not pick more than 6 habits and focus on them until you fully incorporate into your routine.
c. Create a Schedule and Stick to It
Managing your own schedule is one of the benefits of being an entrepreneur. Each week, devote some time in creating a schedule and abiding it. It will also help you to make adjustments and you can prioritize your tasks simultaneously. This trick will help you stay on top of your game.
d. Get Out of your Comfort Bubble
Exploring out of the comfort zone is also important for staying healthy. It is all about challenging yourself and try something different. It means if you are feeling stuck then you can go out, socialize, attend events and communicate with other entrepreneurs can actually make a difference.
e. Schedule in massages
Most of us see such luxuries as an expensive treat. But think about its effects. Many of us are always sitting at desks, hunched over laptops maximum time. Our body also needs such treats once in a while. Massages not only relieve stress and relaxes your muscles but has other benefits as well. It helps you in curbing insomnia and digestive disorders.
f. Don't forget to celebrate your accomplishments
Sometimes entrepreneurs forget about celebrating their accomplishments while being busy in conquering goals and build up a successful business. So, take out some time and praise what have you learned and accomplished so far.
Well, it all goes back to the first point. Accept the fact that self-care is important. It is a strategy and an investment in your life and your business.