Why Self-Care Is Key for Entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur is tough. You have a million things to do, and sometimes it feels as though there’s not enough time in the day to get everything done. Remember that taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your business — after all, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Here are some tips on how to make time for self-care as an entrepreneur.

Get Moving

One of the best ways to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being is to get moving: Everyday Health notes that exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. Plus, it gives you more energy and helps you sleep better at night. If going to the gym isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other options. A brisk walk around the block or working out at home are great options. Don’t forget about yoga, which can be a great way to get started on a daily exercise routine at home.

Relaxation Techniques

Healthline suggests trying some relaxation techniques when you’re feeling stressed. Deep breathing exercises can help you calm down and clear your head. Guided meditation is another great option for relaxation. A personal trainer or massage therapist can help you stay healthy and relaxed, two essential ingredients for success in business and life.

Time-Saving Tips to Improve Work-Life Balance

Automating specific tasks can help you save time and energy and help improve your work-life balance. For instance, an online invoicing system can help you create customized invoices quickly and easily without starting from scratch each time. You can also utilize accounting software to track your expenditures and profits. Another option is to use data visualization software that allows for quick and easy sharing across social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter.

Hiring Some Help

Finding the time or energy for self-care can be difficult with the demands of running a company. That’s where hiring some help can make a big difference. A virtual assistant or secretary can help with scheduling appointments and handling paperwork.

A social media manager can help take over some of your business’ online communication and marketing, giving you a break from staring at a screen all day.

Consider hiring a bookkeeper to keep track of your finances and maybe even housekeeping or lawn care service to help care for your home or office, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Adopt a Pet

Many people think of self-care as something that they have to do for themselves; however, taking care of a pet can also be a form of self-care. Pets provide companionship and unconditional love, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety. They can also provide a sense of purpose and routine, and taking care of a pet can help to boost self-esteem and confidence. And finally, simply spending time with a pet can help to lower blood pressure and promote relaxation.

If you’re planning to adopt a pet, take care to pet-proof your home and purchase high-quality pet care items. Before purchasing any pet products, consult unbiased sources for well-reviewed items that are safe for your pet.

Prioritize Self-Care

Taking care of yourself should be a priority, just like taking care of your business. Self-care is essential for entrepreneurs because it helps reduce stress, improve mood, increase energy levels, and promote better sleep patterns. Remember to stay active, learn how to relax, improve your work-life balance when you form an LLC, and outsource some of the more time-consuming tasks.

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Self-Care Practices For Busy Side-Hustlers

How do you start a side hustle and still make time for yourself? That’s a question many people have tried to answer in recent months as the popularity of gig work skyrockets, and while there isn’t one clear-cut way to practice self-care when you’re busy, there are some things you can do to make your days a little smoother. Getting organized and running things efficiently is crucial when you have two jobs; you can also look for items that will help you stay motivated when it comes to taking care of your body. Here are a few strategies from The Center for the Advancement of the Therapeutic Arts that you can use when you’re starting a side gig and need to practice self-care:

 

Lighten your load

When you have a lot on your plate, it’s important to look for ways to take some of the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on the areas that need your attention most. One easy way to accomplish this is to hire out smaller tasks to a freelancer. A virtual assistant can help you schedule appointments and meetings, return phone calls, and send out emails while you take care of more pressing matters. Take a look at a few job boards to look at your options for professional virtual assistants and make sure you read client reviews while taking note of their average pricing for services.

 

Make tasks easier

 

For those tasks that must

be completed by you, look for tools that will make the processes easier. These days there are myriad resources available for small business owners and freelancers who are taking a DIY approach to their work and need a little help; a cloud-based accounting system, for instance, is a great way to keep track of all your income and expenses when you have more than one job. You can also utilize social media tools to spread the word about your services. A Facebook ads maker provides a template that you can customize with your logo and other branding info, making it easier than ever to create an advertisement for your business. With the right tools, you can make your daily tasks simple and stress-free.

While reviewing what can be made easier, use this opportunity to get a jump on your end-of-year planning. Take a look at your business’s finances and get started on preparing for tax season. It’s also a good time to reevaluate your business’s goal and assess your team and staffing levels.

 

Get some sleep

 

Another great way to keep stress at bay is to get enough rest, but that can be tricky when you have a full schedule. Many who take on side hustles find that they have a hard time separating their work and personal lives, especially if some of that work is done at home. It’s important to have well-defined boundaries between professional time and relaxing time, and setting specific work hours can be a big help. You can also create a workspace at home that’s separate from living areas, and keep all work-related devices and paperwork there rather than allowing it into your resting space. Your bedroom can also be maximized for the best possible rest with comfortable bedding, a change in temperature, and light-blocking curtains or blinds.

 

 

It can be hard to get good rest, but it can often be even more difficult to remain active when your work leaves you tired at the end of the day. It’s important to get your heart rate up, however, so look for small ways you can get in some activity even when you’re busy. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, or utilize the early morning hours before work starts to practice a few yoga poses. Not only is yoga great for your muscles and joints, it can also help you start the day right with a mental health boost.

 

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