One of my goals in the new year is to take better care of myself, both in my personal and business life. As a creative entrepreneur, it’s super easy to spend all of your time and energy working on your business that your health falls to the wayside. I’m guilty, for sure! Today, I’m sharing several healthy habits I’m striving for. As you read, I encourage you to think about what you can begin to carry out in your day-to-day.
1. STAY HYDRATED.
This is the easiest habit you can get started on right away. Drinking plenty of water has tons of benefits like controlling headaches, improving your skin and keeping you energized. One of my latest goals is to drink at least 60 ounces of water each day. Ever since I started doing this, I noticed increased stamina and ability to focus on my business. Amazing what a little water can do!
2. EAT HEALTHY.
I’m sure you’ve heard of this one before! Weight loss and healthy eating are some of the biggest industries out there. There are new diets popping up daily. Eating healthy needs to become a lifestyle change for more than just a diet change for periods of time. If you have not found a portion control system that you enjoy yet the 21 Day Fix containers are really great! Think about taking it one week at a time and making habits that continue throughout. Do not restrict yourself but keep the treats in moderation and be honest with yourself when things are not going so well. Make the effort to eat whole and natural foods most of the time! Much like staying hydrated, eating healthy has many benefits like reducing stress, increasing productivity and helping you live longer.
3. ESTABLISH AN EXERCISE ROUTINE.
I sit behind a computer for the better part of the day, which means I don’t get moving around until I get home every night and get to my gym! I love working out in my home. I know it is not for everyone but I love it and it works for me and my schedule. Streaming workouts On Demand and using DVD’s are what works for me! If you have not found what works keep trying all sorts of things, yoga studios, home DVD’s, fitness gyms, personal trainers, Zumba classes, the list goes on!
4. GET QUALITY SLEEP.
If there’s anything I’ve learned in the pursuit of owning my own business is that sleep should be NUMERO UNO on the priority list. Your brain needs that time to clean itself and reset for another busy day. If you have problems sleeping I would highly recommend you tell your doctor and see a sleep specialist because losing sleep can do long term damage to your very important brain.
5. INVEST IN EDUCATION.
This is a fun habit to keep! I firmly believe that you should never stop learning, especially if you own a business. Even more so if you own an online business, because the internet continues to rapidly evolve. I like to invest in e-courses, webinars and conferences relevant to my industry in order to stay on top of my game. I also have enjoyed reading books such as You are a Bad Ass, and The Go-Giver.
These are only several examples of things you can do to stay on your A-game. What healthy habits do you like to keep? Which new habits are you going to implement this year? Let me know in the comments below!