You would have never planned to become an entrepreneur but somehow it happened, and you started loving it. It is not as easy as working under someone as you are responsible solely for the loss and profit your organization is making. You would have started with one venture and in due course would have diversified and then you realize that you have achieved more than what you wanted.
Being an entrepreneur requires a lot of commitment and dedication. When you taste success you work even harder to scale new heights and in the process, the one thing that you consciously or unconsciously forget is “you”. You never think about your well being and health and give it the last priority.
When you are an entrepreneur and start too many companies then it is a long journey. It is a marathon and not a sprint. To progress more on the work front you should follow some tips and they are listed below. These tips are gathered from successful entrepreneurs worldwide.
Exercise is very important for all and as entrepreneurs lead hectic lives they really need to work out on a daily basis. A healthy mind is attained only in a healthy body and to attain that exercise is non-negotiable. When endorphins are secreted after work outs you will become happy and would love to accept challenges. It could be anything of your choice but be consistent with it. The best workout is one which is done daily.
Learning something new should be given top priority as when you learn something you become active and your brain becomes sharp. It has been observed that successful entrepreneurs read a lot on various topics and keep themselves updated. Knowledge on various topics is definitely welcome. You can also set aside your time for painting, writing, photography and other things. You will enjoy this break as it serves as a tool to become stress-free.
Apart from working out make eating healthy a priority. Eat healthy meals and it should be high on vegetables and fruits and low on sodium and sugar. Home cooked meals are best so do not make eating out a habit. If you have to eat out just sip some coffee and come back citing health reasons.
When you work harder you forget one person and that is you. You need to love yourself so that you will enjoy doing what you love to do. Eat what you love the most and do things which make you happy. This makes you contented and this contentment drives you to arrive at better decisions.
A weekly break is very essential so that you can enjoy some rest and do something creative. Working nonstop seven days a week takes a toll on your health and you will feel exhausted and you will invite diseases at the earliest. A rejuvenating break will motivate you to plan ahead. You can plan regular long breaks with your family so that you can spend time with them.
It is very essential to lead a healthy life. It is one of the habits of a healthy entrepreneur that they rest themselves well. A proper workout coupled with healthy meal guarantees a restful sleep. Fix an ideal sleep routine and after some time your body will automatically sleep at that particular time. Sleep is repair time for the body and it makes you feel well after a good night’s sleep.
Invest time to build on your relationships. It could be your spouse, children, parents and close friends. Don’t take your employees for granted. Do spend quality time with them at least occasionally. When you are happy at home you are automatically happy on the work front. So invest some time daily to build relationships with your wife and children.
It is not a short journey but a marathon. As it is a long journey plan and prioritise ahead and take along all your trusted aides to get work done easier. Build a proper team so that you can delegate and meet them often to get their inputs. Do appreciate them so that they will feel happy and will work hard.
Do not always sit for long hours sitting for long hours affects your health. Do move often so that you will feel fresh and energized. Once you start using the stairs rather than the elevator you will feel tired initially but you will overcome it with practice.
Don’t be too rigid with your self-rule. Being flexible according to the demands of the time will make you a better person. You will be guilt free most of the time and if you are rigid always you will lose out on your discretion.
So habits decide what you are and so habits of a healthy entrepreneur can be slowly adopted in one’s life.