Getting wrapped up in everything business so much so that you can’t find room for anything else including your health, rubs you of not only the joys of life but also room to enjoy the money you have worked so hard to make. It would be most unfair to you if after all your hard work, and the stress, the hospitals become the sole beneficiaries of your sweat.
Did I just hear you say, “God forbid”? Well, it won’t be a case of “God forbid” if you do not invest as much in your health as you do your business. You should work to make a life and not a living. Make your health paramount because it is only when in good health, you can run a business.
John Ruskin said, “In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it”. Therefore, if you do not see the need for a fitness coach to guide you, then you should be committed to staying and living healthy on your own. Irrespective of your choice, these are some habitual must-do’s every entrepreneur must have:
- Be sure to eat healthily and try hard not to miss any meals especially breakfast.
- Do not even joke with your 8 hours sleep. Even if not sleepy, just rest. Your body demands it.
- Exercise is not even an option if you desire to stay fit.
- Drink a good amount of water daily.
- Listen to and enjoy music. This is the number one stress reducer and mood enhancer.
- Take breaks especially from the business. Spend time doing other hobbies and stretch your mind.
- Envelop yourself with positive energy
- Learn to delegate and trust your well-selected team to handle the business just as well as you would.
- Make sure you go for regular checkups with your doctor.
James Clear concludes for me by saying, “It is natural to think that we need the result, the transformation, the overnight success. But that’s not what you need. You need better habits”.