Entrepreneurship is a challenging task. However, in between all these responsibilities, providing for your family, making your dream come true, and earning a living, you stop caring for yourself. You are always trying to fit while still falling out, and spending every minute of your waking hours working.
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If you feel you are out shape and tired of all this, then here’s how you can start taking care of yourself.
1. Health first
Look after your health because if your body is not fit and you are not healthy mentally and physically, it will be hard to focus on work. So, the first thing is always to take care of your health. Go for a walk, exercise, or go to the gym.
2. Then family and friends
Next thing to do is make time for your friends and family, and not because they miss you, but because these people make you happy. Look after your happiness and surround yourself with people who encourage and motivate you to achieve more.
3. Manage your time
Managing time is important because if you are loose on that end, things go wrong, deadlines are missed, family get-togethers are skipped, and overall everything goes wrong in personal and professional life. Dedicate some time for every essential task.
4. Make time for things you love
If you love writing, reading, cycling, or anything else, make time for it. Read before going to bed, go jogging in the morning, or take a short trekking trip. This may seem unimportant now, but after a few years, you will realize how much you have missed.
5. Set realistic goals
Setting unrealistic goals leaves you demotivated and discouraged. Instead, make realistic goals you know you can achieve. Give yourself a sense of direction and analyze how to move forward without bringing yourself down.
6. Change with time
Change when the circumstances demand you to. We all think we keep changing, but all we do is create an idea of change. What we actually need to do is embrace change and realize that if everything is wrong, then maybe you need to change yourself and your path.
7. Learn, learn, and learn
Never ever stop learning. Learning is the only superpower all humans have, so never let it go. Learn something new every day, and never stop.
8. Love yourself more than anyone else
We have been raised in a way to believe that loving yourself is selfish, hence, we push ourselves to put everyone else first. This is wrong because you can’t make anyone else happy if you are not happy. So love yourself first, and know that this is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Stop thinking about all the responsibilities that you have to take care of and think about all the responsibilities you have towards yourself.
By Vaishali Parnami