Let’s be honest here: being an entrepreneur can take its toll on your health in the long run. Running a business is very demanding and it not unheard of for owners to work extra long hours with barely any time for exercise or meal planning. However regardless of how difficult it is, it is important for an entrepreneur to look after his or her own health. If you can manage to do so, your overall productivity, energy levels and happiness will surely increase. Learn more about how I stay healthy plus time manage with this interview on Five Hundo .
Nobody is saying that it’s going to be easy but it certainly is far from impossible. Here are some strategies to help you out:
Exercise first thing in the morning
Insert some form of physical activity into your mornings. If you say that you don’t have the time, you can simply wake up an hour earlier. And just like that, you already have more than enough time to exercise. You don’t have to hit the gym either because walking or jogging every morning should be a good place to start. As this becomes a habit, you’ll find that you will feel free and more energized throughout the day.
Turn your commute into a workout
If there’s a shower in your office, you have no excuse not to turn your daily commutes into a workout. Perhaps you can jog or run to your office or you can ride a bike. If there’s no shower, then just have it the other way and run from work to your home.
Make healthy food choices
Any food that you cook at home will be a lot healthier than anything that you can get from a restaurant. For starters, eliminate sugars from your diet so no more sodas, energy drinks or any sweets for you. Cook in bulk during the weekends so you can plan you meals for the rest of the week. Take it with you at work instead of going to fastfood chains and restaurants.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is one third of a healthy lifestyle so it’s not something that you can afford to miss out on. To ensure that you get optimal sleep, train your body to establish a sleeping routine. Sleep and wake up at the same time every day to set your body’s internal clock. Eliminate poor sleeping habits like consuming caffeine so close to bedtime and taking your gadgets like smartphones and tablets to bed.
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