Entrepreneurs are incredibly talented when it comes to starting and running a company — putting in long hours and hard work becomes second nature. However, one thing that many entrepreneurs struggle with is self-care. Because they are so devoted to their work, it can be challenging to take time to regularly rest and unwind. But studies show that self-care is an absolute must when looking to protect both your physical and mental health.
If you’re an entrepreneur, Boise Aerial & Fitness shares five things you should be doing for your self-care.
Practice relaxation techniques every day
While it may seem challenging to fit moments of calm into your day, routinely practicing relaxation techniques can deliver numerous benefits. Techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, meditation, and visualization can all lower your blood pressure, decrease anxiety, improve your digestion, slow your heart rate, and reduce chronic pain.
Choose one to two times (minimum) during your day to utilize your favorite techniques. You can select the early morning hours, your lunch break, stressful moments during the day, or before going to bed.
Choose LLC as your business structure
When it comes to self-care for entrepreneurs, some of the most effective things you can do for yourself ultimately start with how you run your business. One example of this is in the long-term benefits that come with choosing LLC as your business structure. Forming an LLC (which stands for limited liability company) is good for your company and for preventing common stressors that can arise. This type of business structure protects your personal finances from lawsuits and business debt collection, reduces the paperwork you need to complete, and offers lucrative tax advantages.
Since each state has its own rules and regulations around forming an LLC, be sure to read this Idaho LLC guide before getting started. Also, instead of paying costly lawyer fees, the DIY approach — or using an affordable formation service — is the best route to take.
Attend fun workout classes
Think that your fitness routine has to be boring to reap any rewards? Rather than sticking with boring gym workouts, add some excitement to your week. Attend fun exercise classes that benefit both your mind and body. When you’re enjoying yourself, you spark happiness and joy. It will also give you something to look forward to during the more challenging parts of your day. If you live in or around Boise, attend one of Boise Aerial & Fitness’s unique classes. We offer aerial trapeze classes, pole dancing classes, Acroyoga, and so much more.
Outsource all tasks you don’t enjoy doing
Can’t stand handling payroll, calculating taxes, graphic design work, or any other aspect of running your business? Rather than continuing to make yourself miserable, outsource these tasks. Outsourcing plays a key role in scaling your organization. Not only will you be saving yourself time and frustration, but you will also allow yourself to focus on what you do best. This ultimately leads to reaching important goals, attracting new customers, and boosting revenue.
Unplug at set times
Being “plugged in” 24/7 isn’t healthy for anyone. Despite feeling like you always need to be accessible to your clients, customers, vendors, and beyond, this approach will ultimately lead to burnout. Each day, set times to unplug from your emails, computer, social media, and/or phone. Giving yourself a break from the busyness of your entrepreneurial endeavors can help you feel refreshed and will help you reach your full potential as a business owner.
Now is the time to change the notion that self-care is a luxury. In order to deliver top-quality work as an entrepreneur, a consistent self-care routine is a must-have in your life.