As every entrepreneur knows, running a business takes a lot out of you. However, few business owners actually take the time they need to truly rest, recharge, and keep themselves going at their best. After all, it can feel almost impossible to work good self-care into your schedule as a business owner.
However, it’s more necessary than you might think. Business owners are at very high risk for burnout, severe anxiety caused by work. Burnout can lead to a number of serious mental and physical health issues, and it can make it almost impossible for you to give your best to your business.
Empowerment Therapy Center wants to make sure you have the tools to do what’s best for your future. For business owners, that often means taking a step back. Here are some tips for how to make this happen:
Delegate Wherever Possible
High-achieving people tend to want to have direct control over everything they possibly can, and this is often particularly true for business owners. However, learning how to delegate tasks can make a huge difference, especially when it comes to things that don’t truly need your specific skill set.
Take, for example, forming an LLC for your business. The act of forming an LLC can be self-care in and of itself since this designation can save you money and offer substantial peace of mind. However, that doesn’t mean it has to be something you personally invest a ton of time and energy into. The LLC formation process isn’t challenging, but it can be tedious and draining. Hiring a formation service to knock the work out on your behalf frees your energy up for the work that only you can do.
Eat Regular, Healthy Meals
Business owners have a notoriously hard time when it comes to diet. Especially busy people might be inclined to favor fast food or snack options over more nutritionally dense meals. If they’re in a serious rush, they may even choose to skip meals altogether. Obviously, none of these choices are going to cause serious harm if done once in a while – the problem arises when you make it a habit.
Since convenience is often the motivator for quicker, less healthy options, you can mitigate this problem through meal prepping. Dedicate one day a week to set up some quick and easy meals and snacks. This way you have some fast, easy options you can turn to that are a lot better for you than the drive-through.
Commit to Time Off
Finally, make sure you’re taking sufficient time off. Business owners usually work more hours per week than their traditionally employed peers – that’s just part of the game. However, you still need to carve out real downtime so that you can rest and recharge. This means no checking email or jotting down notes for the next day: You need to truly step away from work.
If you have trouble focusing your mind on other things, consider picking up a non-work-related hobby. For example, you might try learning an instrument or picking up photography. This gives you something satisfying and productive to do while still offering an escape from your everyday work.
We hope these tips inspire you to give yourself the gift of self-care. Running a business takes up so much of your life, but it’s important to carve out time and build up habits that are just for you. In doing so, you’ll empower yourself and your business all at once.
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