The term “unprecedented” regards a situation that has never been experienced. Recently, we all have faced challenges, in one way or another.
Recently, we understand how difficult it can be to keep a healthy mindset.
We have recently covered topics such as:
Growing Your Business Through Unprecedented Times
How to Grow Your Customer Base
How to Grow Your Brand Through Differentiation
In this article, we are going to focus on a few Tips for Business Owners to Maintain a Healthy Mind
But First, A Word To Our Business Owners…
Before we get into our tips, we wanted to take the time to address our hardworking business owners.
We are very proud and thankful for your dedication to your entrepreneurship. We want to make your business experience as smooth as possible, especially now.
As entrepreneurs, we are constantly running around, taking meetings, making calls, and juggling a personal life. Sometimes, we put our mental health and happiness on the back burner of our schedules.
Today, we are encouraging you to take more time for yourself and your family.
Whether it’s watching a football rerun for an hour, or taking yourself out to dinner, or setting aside a few hours a week to take time for yourself can make a huge difference.
Not only can it improve your productivity long-term, but it will also increase your mood, create happier relationships around you, and most importantly improve your relationship to self.
Whatever you deem as ‘self-care,’ we suggest our business owners take a few hours to themselves per week. This simple but effective method can truly improve your leadership abilities, which can increase revenues long-term.
We’ve heard it since elementary school, exercise improves your mental health. Even if it’s the classic 20 minutes a day, exercising can improve circulation to the brain, burn fatty acids, and destroy toxins that can negatively affect your mind.
We challenge our business owners to exercise at least three times a week.
This simple but effective method can improve bodily functions and provoke a healthy mind.
We understand sometimes our schedules are genuinely too busy for exercise. If you truly do not have the time, here are a few examples as to how you can improve your health in the workplace:
- Take the stairs. Most of us work in offices, where we ride elevators to arrive at our office doors. We advise our customers to take the stairs more often, in and outside of the workplace.
- Stand Up! If you can, invest in the ‘stand-up’ office desk or laptop extension. This low-cost investment can greatly improve your circulation and burn more calories—all while working at your computer. Standing can also improve brain functions, thus improving productivity since more oxygen is able to enter your bloodstream while working.
- Park Further. This may seem silly to some, but the walk to your office may be the perfect time to get in a few more steps per day. Most of us are rushing to our offices every morning, so we advise our clients to take a few extra minutes to walk further if they can. Additionally, if you can pace your office or outside during lunch, we advise to do so. These extra steps are a wonderful way to burn calories while improving circulation and productivity.
After burning toxins from the body, your mind will be clearer, more positive, and free to implement genius business ideas!
We have known for years that diet affects the mind. It has been proven, time after time, that the food you digest eventually will enter the blood-brain barrier and affect your mind accordingly.
Whether you eat healthier foods or fast food, the results of your diet will affect your mind.
We recommend our business owners eat a bit more consciously.
We are not recommending to drastically change your diet, or go vegan, (unless you want too). But what we do know is a little goes a long way.
Just as small additions to your savings accounts per month can make a difference, a slight modification to your mind/body’s diet can mean major long-term benefits.
Whether you want to add a salad to your dinner, or a fruit smoothie at lunch, slightly modifying your diet can drastically change your mental state. This effective diet technique, can create mental space for business ideas, and provoke a more positive mindset.
A little time to yourself, combined with a modified diet/exercise schedule, will create a healthier mind space.
By implementing these practices into your routine, you can focus more on employees, curate better business practices, and become a better business owner.
As we said, a little goes a long way.
These simple techniques can truly help better yourself as an entrepreneur.
Take a little time to improve your mind and body, and let the rest take care of itself!