We lead busy lives. Theres no doubt about that, and being an entrepreneur can get the best of you at times. It’s easy to overwork yourself and forget about the importance of taking care of your wellbeing. We get caught up with hitting a deadline, or reaching a certain goal that we lose sight of some of the important things, like ourself. No matter how indulgent or fancy the term may sound, self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. You shouldn’t neglect self-care and here’s why:
Know your worth: Self-care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself as it produces positive feelings and boosts your confidence and self-esteem. Also, self-care is necessary to remind yourself and others that you and your needs are important too.
Stress management: While a little dose of stress is a healthy way to give us a nudge that we need to meet the deadlines or finish that overdue task, constant stress and anxiety can have an adverse effect on your mental and physical health. Smart self-care habits like eating healthy, knowing your limits and setting boundaries cuts down the toxic effects of stress by improving your mood and boosting your energy and confidence levels.
Start living, stop existing: Life is a precious gift. So why waste it when we have the choice to have a more meaningful existence? Yes, you have a lot of responsibilities, but it’s important to remember that taking care of yourself is also your responsibility. Take the time to do something you love every day even if it’s just having dinner at the table with your family or taking a relaxing bubble bath.
Don’t put yourself off until the next weekend or holiday or scheduled vacation. You shouldn’t have to schedule “YOU” time. Just like you have habits for your work schedule, develop some habits dedicated to your self care. You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes.