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The desire to live a healthy life might have taken a back seat while trying to make this shmoney. In deed, hardwork and doggedness are pre-requisites for success for every entrepreneur but the ultimate key to longterm success is aiming for work-life balance. Notice I said “aiming,” because Lord knows “balance” is something quite hard to achieve.
Most budding entrepreneurs are used to working till they almost drop. After all, who doesn’t want to see their dreams come to fruition ASAP? But a lifestyle of working super hard with little or no time for self-care is not sustainable.
Considering the gazillion targets and deadlines, getting dressed and hitting the gym seems like a luxury you cannot afford as a busy entrepreneur but an unhealthy entrepreneur, or anyone for that matter, can hardly sustain doing quality work for a long time; which is the consistency aspect of succeeding at any thing. So, the earlier you incorporate some time for exercise and general self-care into your routine, the better.
We’ve curated some simple and easy to adapt health and fitness tips to help you get started on your new life as a health-conscious entrepreneur. The tips here are not like ones you’d find in other health and fitness articles are they are broken down into practical and easy to implement tips! Think of this as a gentle nudge or a push towards the right direction.
Here are 5 practical health and fitness tips to get you get on course right away…
1. Stay active deliberately
As an entrepreneur, it is not far-fetched to be neck deep in a new idea but take out time every hour to move around. Use the stairs and ditch the elevator, after all there is no elevator to success, take the stairs, literally and otherwise. Park farther away and walk, take random strolls, walk the dog, stretch. This is in deed helpful to keep you fit.
2. Be intentional about a healthier diet
The general well being of every human is dependent on diet, hence the saying ”you are what you eat.” Also, it’s little wonder why you hit the gym and nothing seems to change even though you have your plate full (pun intended)… with stress.
No matter how busy you get, maintain a properly planned diet to get the best results. Observe these tips: eat lots of whole fruits in place of juices, replace late night junks with healthier options like salads, nuts and other natural snacks. Try not to skip breakfast and avoid having tea or coffee with breakfast as it slows down the nutrient absorption process of your body. Fix a time for your meals everyday. In time past this would have been a herculean task but thankfully there are nutrition managing apps that can help straighten out your routine and ease the stress.
3. Create a work out routine
Exercise especially during early morning hours helps boost your mood and releases feel good hormones that get your day started right and keeps your body awake all day. Anyone who fails to plan, plans to fail, so always have a goal. Try starting off with a one week work out challenge and pen down overall changes then reward yourself. The reward system always serves as motivation to do more. Once you realize that your business is dependent on your well being, you will start to love your new morning routine.
4. Sleep more, you workaholic!
An entrepreneur is used to burning the midnight candle and that is understandable, but be intentional about getting more sleep. Schedule your sleep like you would schedule meetings and don’t compromise. Lack of sleep would eventually sap your productivity and make you aloof or cranky; no one wants to work with a Zombie or Dracula. So, boost your energy and business by prioritizing your sleep. Entrepreneurs are known for getting things done, so find a way to get more sleep as well.
5. Don’t miss your regular check ups
A lot of health problems have been controlled just by early detection, so circle a date in your calendar and be devoted to meeting up with your health appointments. Better safe than sorry, late isn’t fashionable in this case.
When it hits home that health is indeed wealth and that your business would be better off with you healthy and sound, you will be more deliberate about your lifestyle choices, especially ones tied to health and fitness. Get started on your journey today and begin your journey back to excellent physical and mental health.
You can thank me later.
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