Running your own business is liberating and exciting. The freedom to make your own decisions and run your business the way you want are rewarding. Making new deals, acquiring new customers is a gratifying experience. But, there’s the other side of the coin where you work 12 or 18 hours days, making sure every “I” is dotted and every “T” is crossed. Counting the profits, or the lack thereof.
So much attention goes into your business that you can neglect everything else around you, including time for yourself. You develop bad eating habits and just don’t seem to have the time to work out anymore. You feel like you’re losing control of yourself and your business. You can’t throw in the towel. So, what do you do? How can you take back control of your life and your business?
There is hope! You can gain peace in this chaotic world! The word of the day is ‘Renew,” boy and girls! Below are three stress relievers that will help you renew your mind, body and business.
Meditation and Affirmation
Mediation takes your mind from the here and now and into the subconsciousness. It eases you into a calm mental state, releases stress, helps you think clearly and revitalizes your energy. If you’re new to meditating, Youtube is an excellent resource for meditation videos. Grab your headsets and explore the myriad of meditation videos and just relax. Affirmation videos are available on Youtube, as well. Listening and saying affirmations daily help you appreciate life, encourages positive thinking, and keeps you in a constant state of gratitude. Also, if you’re more of a spiritual being, tap into your internal higher power for direction, strength and peace. Meditating for a minimum of 20 minutes in the morning will start your day on a positive note.
Just like your mind, your body deserves attention. Exercise does more than just help you lose weight and look sexy in that black dress. Exercise improves your sleep quality, your energy level, and even helps increase memory. It boosts your confidence; and you’ll feel happier. It can add a few more years to your life! Walking is a great way to begin. Advance to other exercises only when you’re ready. But, remember, you’ll feel better every day you challenge yourself.
Business Empower Team
Many entrepreneurs are so busy juggling the day-to-day details of their business, not to mention putting out fires that they forget networking is vital to sustaining their business. Instead of being a lone wolf, surround yourself with like-minded people. Find people who share your personal values and ideas, like other entrepreneurs, business owners, and positive individuals you can bond with. Like-minded people can challenge and inspire you, and help you take your business to the next level!
Taking control of your life is simply doing something different. Take your mind to new heights, strengthen your body, and surround yourself with people who will empower you! Renew your mind, body and business and you’ll reap the benefits!