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The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Self-Care

If you’re an entrepreneur, you might feel like the phrase “self-care” doesn’t have a place on your calendar. But the busier you are, the more you can benefit from self-care! These self-care tips can reduce your stress levels and improve your productivity as a business owner, presented below The Warm Milk Journal

Secure Additional Funding 

Do you ever find yourself feeling stressed over your company’s financial situation? If you’ve been short on cash to foot the bill for your key operational expenses, you might be working excessive hours to try and boost your profits. You can find peace of mind by applying for grants to get additional funding.  

If you’ve never applied for a grant before, you’ll need to make the appropriate preparations. For instance, you may need to update your business plan with details about your budget and funding requirements. As you start searching for available grants, make sure that you target grants directed at business owners in your industry. You want to turn in an impressive application, so have a trusted friend look it over before submitting anything. 

Optimize Your Office Space 

You can begin practicing self-care by rearranging your office! To create a space where you can stay focused and stress-free, House Beautiful recommends placing your desk near a natural light source and adding more storage options in order to keep clutter out of the way.  

To create a better ambiance in your office, you can set up an essential oil diffuser. You’ll be able to enjoy the scents and benefits of essential oils throughout the day! You can also bring in a little Mother Nature with some house plants – which help purify the air and boost your mood – and open up the windows to let in more natural light. 

Hire More Support 

If you always have your hands full, you need to get accustomed to delegating tasks. And if you’ve been managing every aspect of your business by yourself, you’ll need to start hiring help. Even if you don’t have the budget to hire full-time staff, you can begin by finding a few contractors to assist you with big projects. To hire qualified freelancers, Host Papa recommends posting openings on well-known freelance job boards. 

You can also work with different services that can help you streamline aspects of your business. For example, if you’re setting up your business as an LLC, you could work with a formation service to handle all the necessary filing. If you’re looking for more information about LLCs, there are many resources available online that can show you how to get an LLC

Wake Up with Positivity 

Every morning, you have a choice: you can either wake up with a positive attitude or a negative one. And while it may not seem like a big deal at first, the truth is that your outlook on the day can have a profound impact on your overall well-being. When you wake up with positivity, you’re more likely to approach the day with hope and enthusiasm. You’ll be more open to new experiences and more likely to see the good in people. In contrast, when you wake up with negativity, you’re more likely to see the world as a dark and scary place. 

So, why not start your day off on the right foot by waking up with positivity? One way to do this is by praying each morning. Prayer gives you a chance to reflect on the things that are most important to you and to ask for guidance in overcoming challenges. It’s also a powerful reminder that you’re not alone in this world; no matter what happens, God is always with you. So if you’re looking for a way to start your day off right, try waking up with positivity and prayer.  

Work Out 

Does spending long hours at your desk make you feel sluggish? Designating a couple of hours of your week to home workouts could be the solution. As long as you have a safe place to exercise at home, you don’t necessarily need to pay for a gym membership. And when you’re ready to relax after a workout, you can put a few drops of your favorite essential oils on your wrists before stretching. This habit will help you release any lingering stress! 

Even as a busy entrepreneur, you have every right to make space in your life for self-care. You do not have to spend every waking minute at your desk. When self-care becomes an integral part of your week, you’ll be surprised by how much lighter you feel! 

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*Note from Debra: This was a guest post from Justin Bennett of Healthy Fit.

Thank you Justin!

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