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Entrepreneurs and Self-Care: Tips to Achieve Work-Life Balance

      • Are you a new entrepreneur struggling to find a work-life balance? 

      • Reports have shown a significant increase in the number of entrepreneurs and startups since the pandemic. On one hand, the shift in the business landscape has empowered aspiring entrepreneurs to follow their dreams. On the other hand, it has introduced a few unique challenges. 

        In a highly competitive environment, it’s easy to overwork and neglect other areas of health and wellness. What many business owners don’t realize is that self-care leads to long-term business success

        With this in mind, here are a few tips to help achieve a work-life balance by incorporating self-care habits. 

        Move Regularly

        Physical activity is beneficial in several ways. It stimulates brain chemicals that improve moods and reduces stress. Exercise also offers a boost in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

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        When you’re focused on work, it may seem difficult to find time to exercise. However, even working out 30 minutes three times a week can have a monumental effect on mental and physical health. Take the time to discover the best exercise routine for you – whether it be yoga, jogging, or even martial arts

        Set a Routine

        One of the most effective ways to prevent feeling overwhelmed is to structure your day strategically. Setting a routine doesn’t mean that you are inflexible, but rather that you start each day with an intention to meet both business and personal needs. 

        Consider the following tips:

        • Plan your day in advance to reduce stress when you wake up

        • Include a healthy and nutritious meal plan in your routine

        • Ensure that your calendar includes time for yourself (e.g., meditating, journaling, exercising)

        • Make time for your loved ones

        • Wake up with enough time to avoid rushing

        • Make sure that you include an “end time” in your workday

        Incorporate Relaxation Techniques

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        When work is stressful, it can wear us down and cause significant amounts of stress. If your daily routine involves activities such as yoga and meditation, then that can help you relax. 

        If those methods of self-care don’t tickle your fancy, then there are other activities to practice to make sure that you take the time to unwind. For example, practice different breathing techniques to lower stress levels, or prepare yourself a candlelit bath a couple of times a week.  

        Streamline Productivity

        Streamlining your working environment and methods can reduce stress in the workplace and open up more time to focus on yourself. 

        While exercising, following a routine, and incorporating relaxation techniques can have a positive impact on productivity, there are also apps and software to assist. Software exists for project management, note-taking, invoicing, digital storage, and even to help you sign digital documents. 

        Another effective way to save time and streamline productivity is to make sure you have fast, reliable internet. 

        Protect Your Business

        Running your business effectively is one of the best ways to reduce stress and encourage yourself to practice self-care with confidence, knowing that your business is protected. 

        Forming a limited liability company (LLC) offers several benefits that contribute to peace of mind, such as tax advantages, less paperwork, and increased flexibility. 

        Starting a business should be an exciting endeavor. The chance of success is significantly increased when you take the time to look after yourself in the process.

        Let Dr. Lunide Louis help you with everything from habit rewiring to creating a podcast! If you want to go from achieving 40%-60% of your potential to an extraordinary 100%, contact her today!

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