Top tips to look after your health & well-being
Whilst being self-employed has many advantages, such as flexible hours and greater control over your work, it can sometimes feel lonely and stressful. Your health & well-being is an essential but often overlooked area for self-employed business owners to focus on.
Taking that extra effort regularly to look after your well-being is vital. Not only because a happier mind equals a more productive workday but because you deserve it.
We've collected some top tips with the help of EnterprisingYou clients you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you look after your health & well-being.
Schedule time to focus on your health and well-being so it becomes a part of your routine.
Incorporate regular breaks into your work schedule
The Pomodoro technique could help - work in 25-minute intervals followed by 5-minute breaks.
Engage in daily exercise that suits you
Walking, running, the gym, maybe even dancing. It benefits your health and boosts your mood and energy levels.
Practice proper breathing techniques
Full belly breathing reduces stress and promotes relaxation.
Manage your time with a realistic 'To-Do' list
Prioritise tasks, set clear boundaries and use techniques that work best for you.
Seek support and talk to someone, whether a friend or a professional
Discussing challenges, concerns, and successes helps emotional well-being. Connecting with other business owners can especially help.
Release the guilt about taking time away from your business
Taking breaks increases productivity and creativity in the long run.
Create a pleasant work environment
Add lighting or soothing music to make you feel comfortable and inspired.
Celebrate your achievements
Reward yourself for reaching milestones or completing tasks.
Practice self-compassion and avoid self-criticism
Mistakes and setbacks are part of the learning process. Be kind to yourself.
Focus on what's positive
Remind yourself of the reasons that motivated you to become self-employed in the first place.