Managing Stress for the Self-Employed: Quick Tips
As an entrepreneur, you’re busy — maybe too busy. Keeping the world turning for your business, your family, and your career isn’t easy, and you tend to prioritise work over rest. There is nothing wrong with this — but you also need to take the time to recharge, reset, and relax so that you can be your best self and bring that self to the proverbial table when it comes to managing your business.
Naas Physio Clinic invites you to take a look at some ways you can focus on self-care and “me-time” while taking a step back to recharge.
Stress Busting: Getting a good workout is vital
Exercise is arguably one of the best ways to reduce stress and limit anxiety in your life. If you are exercising for at least 30 minutes per day, you can improve your mood, sleep better at night, and boost the energy you have for regular tasks. We all know that there is nothing like a good night’s sleep to add to productivity and work performance. Sometimes, when our hectic schedules get out of hand, we pay a price in sleep quality.
Taking time out to schedule our time better or fit in a late evening walk can do wonders for clearing the head and facilitating better quality sleep. When you have better cardiovascular function, you have more energy to set aside for daily tasks, not to mention you can put time toward making strategic decisions for your operation.
Meditate to alleviate stress & focus the mind
This might seem like a no-brainer, but meditation and mindful breathing exercises can also go a long way in helping you practice self-care — and it doesn’t take very long at all. In fact, you may not need to meditate more than 20 minutes a day, and some practices only take 10 to 15 minutes. You can incorporate that into your morning routine and see results quite quickly in terms of energy and sleep quality. Studies suggest that meditation can cause changes in the brain structure that will make us more resilient in the face of stress.
Schedule an appointment with your chiropractor
There are plenty of benefits of seeing a chiropractor, and not all of them are physical. Symptoms of depression and anxiety have been shown to improve with help from a chiropractor. It can also help you get a better night’s sleep, which in turn will improve mental health and your ability to face the day with a bright face and better posture.
Care like the kind you’ll receive at Naas Physio Clinic is good for your mind and body alike. You can improve your posture, alleviate back and neck pain, and get rid of headaches that stem from that busy day in the (home) office.
Hire a virtual assistant to alleviate stress
Another way you can focus more on self-care is to ensure you have time for those activities. Hiring a virtual assistant can be one way to set aside that time. Virtual assistant rates typically range between €10 and €20 per hour, making this an affordable option for business owners looking to focus on self-care and strategic thinking while someone else does the smaller tasks.
Virtual assistants can take phone calls, schedule meetings, and do data entry activities without having to be on-site, which means this is a great option especially for owners who work out of their home office (and you don’t have to offer them equipment). The right job board can connect you with reliable and capable candidates, and you’ll be able to look at reviews for said candidates as well so you know you are hiring someone who can get the job done for you.
In the long run…
Self-care & managing stress for self-employed is important, especially for business owners who want to avoid burnt out by constant work and no relaxation or failing to put aside time for exercise & relaxation. In order to ensure the success of your ventures, you need to take care of your body and mind.
For information about booking an appointment with the chiropractic experts at Naas Physio Clinic, contact us today or call (045) 874 682 to book an appointment.