9 September 2022

Hey Luv,

Happy Self-Care Friday!

Today, let’s talk about:

What are the benefits of self-care for entrepreneurs?
Most entrepreneurs are so preoccupied with building and managing their businesses that they don’t find enough time to sleep, let alone relax.

Entrepreneurs are under a lot of pressure to take care of their business and those around them, both at home and at work, which can be exhausting. Accepting and changing anything that bothers you is true self-care. When you understand this, you will see all of the advantages of taking some time and caring for yourself.

You can de-stress by practicing self-care
Entrepreneurs have so many responsibilities that they neglect their own health. Although it can be difficult to concentrate when you have a lot on your plate, self-care is an essential component of stress management.

Self-care has health benefits such as improving stress management skills, building strength, and living longer. Creating a balanced stress response is a skill that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

Self-care boosts cognitive abilities
Neglecting our own self-care may have an adverse effect on our mood, daily functioning, and overall health. All of this can have an impact on how well we are organized, productive, and effective in achieving our goals.

Regular exercise improves memory and cognition by lowering insulin resistance, reducing inflammation, and stimulating the release of growth factors, according to the Harvard Health Blog.

If you don’t get enough sleep, your decision-making abilities, concentration, memory, and motivation will all suffer.

It benefits both mental and emotional health
Self-care is the practice of caring for one’s physical, social, and psychological health, so it’s not surprising that it has an impact on one’s mental health.

Entrepreneurs are frequently pressed to concentrate on problems. This can have a negative impact on the company’s growth. Leaders create the environment, and if they can keep it positive, more people will want to work for them.

Maintain distinct professional boundaries
You can’t do it all, and it’s fine to say no. Boundaries exist to protect you, not to keep others out. Know your limits and treat your time and resources with care.

Boundaries can aid in stress management, physical health, and the formation of healthy partnerships. So, if you refuse to work late because you are tired, you are prioritizing your need for rest. And by saying no to something you don’t want to do or leaving the room when someone is being disrespectful to you, you are protecting yourself and doing what is best for you.

What is the significance of self-care?
The mind of an entrepreneur is probably their most valuable asset, and people who take care of themselves and practice self-care have a higher level of cognitive performance. They do have a better focus and concentration. And, while you may not be able to control all of your stressors or internal pressures, you must make an effort to effectively manage them and care for yourself.

You can also reduce stress on your team by modeling self-care and promoting a community that promotes self-care. As a result, the company’s productivity and employee engagement will increase.

How do you practice self-care? Click here and let me know.

Have a great weekend!

Jeanetta Cardine

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