If self care doesn't sound like something you need or have time for right now, then now is exactly the time you need some self care. As a business owner, saying that life is busy would be an understatement. You keep pushing yourself to meet the needs of your family, business and customers, paying little attention to your own needs. As for taking some downtime, that just doesn't happen.
What if we told you that taking some time away from your business to focus on yourself would actually benefit your mental and physical well-being, your family and your business? Self care is about doing things to take care of yourself, which helps to keep yourself mentally, emotionally and physically well. We've put together some self care ideas for business owners, along with some tips on how to include it within your busy schedule.
Self Care Ideas for Business Owners
Self care helps set yourself up for success and should be seen as a must-do task for every business owner. It doesn't mean spending hours at a day spa or buying expensive equipment though, as these ideas demonstrate.
Tips for Incorporating Self Care Into Your Day
No matter how busy you are, it's important to look after yourself. Committing to it can be tricky though, so why not try:
booking specific times into your calendar
focusing on your specific self care needs
only doing activities you enjoy
keeping activities simple, with minimal preparation needed
being flexible for whatever comes up, in both the activity and the time you can commit to it
committing yourself to undertaking your activity and saying no to others if necessary
focus on little and often, building your commitment levels up as you can
have a list of activities that you can pick from which require different time and resource requirements
ask for accountability from others who can check in and see if you have taken timeout