This week, I had the honor of facilitating a group discussion around healthy work life balance with a group of serious entrepreneurs. It was quite an interesting discussion. For me, the most impressive part of the discussion was learning about the passion each of these entrepreneurs hold for their own business.
These are people who’ve given up corporate jobs and salaries, homes, cars and some of the luxuries of life to pursue their dream. It was totally inspiring!
Most of these entrepreneurs are working 14, 15, 16-hour days and would appear to have no time for self-care.
Many of them know it’s the most important thing for them to do. And many of them learned the hard way, what a life led imbalanced brings them.
Here’s a partial list of the things many of them said they do to help them lead a more balanced work/life:
- Yoga-even for 10-15 minutes a day
- Walking outside everyday
- Exercise once a day (one entrepreneur exercises twice a day)
- Reading a book everyday
- Writing in a journal
- Playing with their kids
- Looking at the sun for a few minutes
- Playing music/playing a musical instrument
- Figuring out what your “other” passion is, (besides your business) then doing it
- Saying “no” more often
- Tremendous self-care such as massages, reflexology (look for people needing people to work on to get their license and come at a much reduced rate)
As entrepreneurs, we tend to work a lot of hours, because there’s a lot to do and a lot to accomplish, however, all the entrepreneurs in my group agreed that it was crucial to take time for yourself.
Are you taking time for yourself, even if it’s for 10 minutes a day? What will you start doing to bring more self-care and balance to your life?
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