Did you know it’s been National Small Business Week? Therefore I’d like to draw your attention to Your Number #1 business asset as an entrepreneur — YOU! Your business counts on you to be present, creative and healthy. Today’s blog post has been inspired by my mentor Dr Gary Lindner. So here are his 9 self care tips for Active Wellness Lifestyle which are absolutely essential to your success as a home entrepreneur.
When you work from home, separating your work from personal life can be very difficult. What self care habits you have and do daily makes a huge difference in physical and mental wellbeing.
Here are 9 simple self care tips for working from home:
1. Make your health a priority.
Working from home often means scheduling around the needs of your clients. While your schedule most likely needs to remain fluid. Schedule time for exercise or short walks throughout the day. Exercise has been proven to boost motivation and increase productivity.
2. Set a sleep schedule.
When you work from home it can be very tempting to sleep in or work very late and not get a good night’s sleep. Often, we perceive sleep as an unproductive part of our day but from a physiological standpoint, it is our most important part of our day. Get eight to eight and a half hours of sleep each night. Sleep Matters! To find out more about Sleep matters with Dr Lindner, get in touch and I connect you with his webinar.
3. Get up and get a glass of water.
This is a twofer. You stand up, move, get your circulation going and you are hydrating. Make a point of drinking water. We have friends that actually set an alarm on their phone to remind them to drink a glass of water every hour. Water Matters!
4. Create a meaningful and rewarding morning routine.
Take time have a good breakfast or a healthy protein shake. Our favorite is a healthy Kenzen Vital Balance pea protein shake. If you can’t go for a walk then Like Dr. Raglan Chatterjee sit on your balcony or in the back garden and soak up the sun for 20 min and receive a healthy dose of vitamin D. This is also a great time meditate, pray or make your daily to-do list and get ready for the rest of your day. Get inspired here when creating a morning routine.
5. Eat Healthy.
I have already mentioned in my previous posts about good diet. But I also understand your busy schedules so I’d like to recommend a shake as a great way to either start your day (if you normally don’t eat breakfast) or as perfect lunch, especially, if you schedule is tight.
Two ways you can ensure you get the adequate amount of fruit and vegetables. You can drink your veggies. I have a perfect solution to get a serving of multiple minerals into your body. It’s a healthy vegan alternative, by the way, it’s organic. Same with fruit. You can have in a delicious glass of organic mixed superfruit juice concentrate. Reach out to me to find out more about my secrets. Ahh, and ask me for the veggie sample. Happy for you to have it if in exchange you pay for the postage. Otherwise if you are local, keep an eye on the posts as I’ll be showcasing what I offer for you to try.
6. Read to lead.
Take time every day to improve your mind. This is rewarding not only in learning something new, but it also helps keep your mind sharp and improve memory. Or second best, listening to some stimulating podcasts or videos on YouTube.
7. Get out of the house.
While sometimes it is tempting to stay safe in our Wellness Home. Getting out to socialize or network to create new relationships are at the heart of growing your business. Creating new meaningful connections are also at the heart of self care. Growing your community or tribe keeps you connected, stimulated and motivated to share. Sharing is what we do. I enjoy meeting new people by engaging and attending events that interests me. This has the added advantage of connecting with people with similar interests and passions.
Depending on your personality, pick activities that you enjoy. I used to head off to a coffee shop to work nowadays more to a playground; both offer a different environment and open the opportunity to connect with new people or people we have met there before. Working from home provides us the opportunity to take a break and go for a walk, swim or any activity that helps boost our creative juices, reset and refocus. I love that flexibility. When was the last time you went for a walk? Just checking 🙂
8. Stay Connected.
I appear regularly on FB live on Mondays and Fridays. Dr Gary Lindner routinely schedules online conferencing with people throughout the week. An online meeting doesn’t supplant the face to face live meeting but being able to see the person you are talking with in the video chat room is invaluable for a better conversation and productive meeting. Being able to share tools, concepts and ideas by sharing your screen is a real time saver and learning tool, especially for the 65 to 70% of us that are visual learners. What about you?
9. Support Matters.
Whether you are self-motivated or need some help in getting you where you want to go, plug into your support group. Connect with your mentors or a support group. You will most likely resonate with a leader or leaders that can be of tremendous help and guidance in helping you build your business and keeping you on track.
Remember, you are your greatest asset. Be Healthy by Choice, not by Chance!
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To your amazing life!
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