Please enjoy this guest blog from Brad Krause:
As a business owner, you may be inclined to put the needs of your business before your personal well-being, but doing so is likely to lead to burnout. Fortunately, there are three aspects that entrepreneurs can focus on to improve their wellness. Visit MAPT for more health and wellness insights to keep you feeling your absolute best!
1. Time Management
Time management at work is key to a healthy work-life balance. The less time you spend working, the more time you have to take care of yourself. Take steps to simplify your working life. Organize your physical and digital work areas. Plan your days out ahead of time and stick to the plan as best you can. Download apps to streamline payroll, time tracking, inventory and other important tasks. Hire employees or freelancers to decrease your workload.
An ideal way to keep your business life simple is to register a business name as “doing business as.” If you decide to provide additional products or services, a DBA name allows you to have several business names associated with one legal entity. As an added bonus, it allows you to find a domain name more easily for your website if your business name is already in use. If your legal business name is your personal name, a DBA name helps separate your business and personal information.
2. Diet and Exercise
Taking care of your physical health is integral to feeling good and staying sharp. If you do not already have a strong exercise routine, work on overcoming obstacles to exercising. Start with short, easy workouts. Choose exercises that you enjoy. It may help to think about what you liked to do as a kid. Did you ride your bike everywhere or take dance lessons? Making exercise fun increases your chances of success.
If you decide to join a gym, choose one where you feel comfortable. Make sure the hours and location are convenient so that you can work out on your own schedule.
MAPT reminds you not to discount the importance of nutrition to your well-being. Eat nutrient-dense foods for as many meals as you can. Fruits and nuts are easy, healthy snacks. To save time, prepare meals ahead of time and freeze them in single-serve portions. Get a reusable water bottle to help you avoid sugary drinks.
3. Stress Management
Recent data suggest that entrepreneurs may be particularly susceptible to burnout, so relaxation is especially important. Meditation apps are a convenient way to settle down when you are feeling stressed or to incorporate mindfulness into your schedule. Find a hobby you enjoy and carve out a little time at least one day a week to engage in it.
Develop a healthy daily routine with enough time for sleep, exercise, and relaxed meals. Take a little time each day to do something you enjoy. As with your work tasks, you can save time on your personal chores by hiring help or purchasing tools that make work easier. Robot vacuums and slow cookers are great for saving time, and there are a variety of other time-saving tools on the market today.
Entrepreneurs often have hectic lives, and their well-being may suffer as a result. Create a healthy work-life balance by managing your time wisely at work. When you are less overwhelmed, you will have more time and energy to relax and have fun.