Balancing Act: Self-Care for Busy Entrepreneurs

Balancing Act: Self-Care for Busy Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, your first priority may be your business, but recent data shows that how you live your life outside of work is crucial to your success. For the sake of your business and health, it’s important to find a middle ground - remaining committed to your business but also taking care of your own well-being. Virgin Hair and Beauty shares some tips for keeping things balanced.

Manage Time

During the workday, time is your most valuable commodity and has to be used efficiently. If you find yourself without enough time, you may need to review your daily schedule. To help with time management, there are a number of excellent apps for improving focus, planning schedules, and organizing your day. If you can work these into your normal routine, you might be able to save time.

Listen to Music

Bob Marley once said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Anyone with a strong work playlist knows this to be true, and now there are studies to back it up. If you want to approach the problem logically, it could be worth looking for slow-tempo music during times of stress and faster music when you need to be alert. Music has also been found to improve concentration levels, ultimately improving productivity.

There are a great many playlists available through streaming channels. Finding these is just a matter of spending some time researching. If you’re unsure of how best to structure your playlist, it’s a good idea to match playlists with specific issues you encounter. For example, a stress-focused playlist might feature ambient noise and slower beats per minute. A motivation-focused playlist might sound more upbeat and high-tempo music. If used correctly, music is an invaluable tool that can turn a bad day on its head.

Clear the Space

Whether it’s your home, your work office or both, a cluttered space can contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety. To combat these feelings of negativity, take the time to fully declutter and organize your space. Get rid of furniture, paperwork, decor, books or anything else that doesn’t serve you. Then clean from top to bottom. Add some plants, an oil diffuser and some soothing artwork for enhancements, and don’t forget to open the blinds to let in the sunshine!

Engage Physically

Physical therapy is a proactive way to tackle your bad habits and emerge from stress with a healthier, sturdier self. Just by paying closer attention to your body and working to improve your understanding of how it works can lead to a less painful, more flexible day-to-day routine.

If you’re looking for something more physically active than physical therapy, sports can alleviate much of the week’s stress, help you to concentrate, and provide you with a fun way to meet new people. It might surprise you to learn that exhausting workouts are likely to raise your energy levels in the long run. There are now plenty of online directories to help you locate and participate in local sporting activities.

Improved physical and mental well-being begins with you. If you can dedicate the same industrious energy toward your life as you do your business, the benefits could prove limitless.

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