Taking care of oneself can become more of an afterthought than a priority, especially when you’re too busy with your side-hustle.
Here’s how to take that time out for yourself despite the busyness so that you can be the best version of yourself and the business owner you can be.
Why You Should Sleep More
Suppose your business is really taking off, and you feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete all that you’re meant to. Then you might be tempted to start using some of your vital sleep time to finish those tasks that need completing. But if you’re thinking of doing that- don’t because getting sufficient rest at night is not only needed to keep productivity levels up, but it is also vital for the overall health of our minds and bodies too.
And if you enjoy taking catnaps during the day because you feel more focused afterward, then it is advisable to do so. In fact, power naps have been proven to be very beneficial for those days when you feel drained of energy or when you have skimped on much-needed sleep when you know you shouldn’t have.
Pencil in an Exercise On Your To-Do List
It can be tempting to slot in exercise at the bottom of your to-do list when there are other things to do that seem more important. However, incorporating daily exercise into our lifestyles could be just the thing to help us get on the right track, healthwise.
Furthermore, there are ways you can still incorporate exercise into your day even if you do feel like work comes first. For example, you could try walking to work if you don’t work from home. Or, you could try squeezing in a quick jog around the block in your break. Again, it’s got to do with prioritizing what’s most important to you. That said, exercise should be one of them and should ideally be high up on your to-do list if you want to look and feel your best.
Proper Nutrition is Important Too
If you’re feeling more sluggish than usual, this could be a result of consuming an unhealthy or unbalanced diet. According to research, the right nutrition can impact our productivity levels significantly. Moreover, if you want to boost your concentration and focus levels even more, then you should try to incorporate more brain food into your diet to keep functioning at your best.
How To Streamline Your Side Hustle More Efficiently
On the other hand, if you’re struggling to find time for yourself because you feel your business processes could use some improvement, then it may be time to start looking at how you can streamline some functions within your business for it to run more efficiently.
For example, maybe you need to delegate some of the tasks you don’t need to do yourself to others who can take it over from you. Or, maybe you just need to organize your day better into more manageable tasks so that you get to everything in a day with some time to spare.
Maybe It’s Your Home That Is Out of Sorts
Maybe it’s the state of your home that’s out of sorts. If your home is cluttered and disorganized, and you have to work from home, then you’ll probably know what clutter can do to your headspace. Therefore, clearing out and disposing of any unwanted items and clearing any negative energy might be your best option in this instance to create a positive, more welcoming, and uplifting space to work in.
All in all, learning to take care of your needs should take priority throughout your day. After all, if you are not healthy, happy, and satisfied with your life, your side hustle is likely to crumble over time, which may be a risk that’s too big to take.
Amy Collet is the creator of Bizwell.org, a website that helps professionals and entrepreneurs build and strengthen their personal brand.