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5 Reasons Why Self-Care Matters When it Comes to Business Success

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Too focused on what’s ahead and what you need to achieve and forgotten about yourself? We need to stop thinking of self-care as a luxury when it is actually a necessity. Remember that you are your greatest asset and if you want success in your career, then you need to make caring for yourself a priority.

Greater self-awareness and attention to your body will translate into awareness into the work that you do. People will gravitate towards you because you will feel great each day and the success will soon follow.

Here are five reasons why self-care matters when it comes to your professional success:

1. You will build self-trust

Self-care will help you have more faith in yourself and what you are doing. This is because taking control of your personal care means taking responsibility for your life. You aren’t waiting for another person to do it for you and you’re giving yourself what you require to feel the best you can. Start by addressing what it is you need to feel good.

The best part about establishing self-trust is that this will benefit everyone around you and create a positive work environment. Yes, the one you always dreamed of having while you were in your previous, toxic workplace.

“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2. You will avoid burnout

Stress related disorders, heart attacks and hair falling out. If you’re working 60 hours a week, going to back to back meetings and answering tons of emails then you’re going to burnout.

When you are so motivated about work and what you are doing, it can often feel difficult to take time away from projects. Failing to take time out for yourself will put you at risk of burning out. This can take you months to recover from and ultimately set you back in what you are trying to achieve.

3. You will adopt an abundance mindset

If you are thinking mentally outward, then there is always the feeling that you don’t have enough. Some people feel that success is in the future and in this moment you never have enough.

The truth is that you have more than enough because you are following your dreams and taking brave risks. Self-care will give you the downtime you deserve to think about your goals and also celebrate your wins along the way.

Taking the time to do things you love will make you feel abundance. It will also inspire you with new ideas that will propel the next phases of your business and career.

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer

4. You will learn that self-care is free (and save money)

Going to bed early is free. Giving yourself 10 minutes of meditation in the morning is also free. Self-care doesn’t have to be getting an expensive massage. Even making yourself a nutritious meal or walking to work in the morning will help save you money.

Just a little bit of self-care can save you a lot financially. For example, if you exercise or meditate then you will be more mentally focused. This will then help you avoid costly mistakes and also awkward situations with clients.

Also, modelling self-care behaviour to your employees will become cost-savings for long-term medical expenses for you and your staff.

5. You will give off positive energy

When you’re at your best and really thriving you become an amazing salesperson. If you take good care of yourself then you will give off positive energy that is attractive to potential clients and partners.

People will want to work with you because you are thriving and calm. People don’t like working with those who are overly stressed or organised and hesitant to associate with negative energy. If you’re radiating success, then your employees, potential clients and vendors will also feel the same.

Start taking better care of yourself today with new habits

Here are a few tips to help you start incorporating self-care into your daily routine. Self-care begins with forming tiny habits. You need to find a trigger which is the right time in your schedule. For example, if you want to practice deep breathing then your trigger might be moments in the day when you are feeling anxious (before an important meeting or while you are stuck in traffic).

Start by incorporating the following into your day to day routine:

  • Remember you are your most important resource.
  • Create healthy goals and boundaries.
  • Start practicing yoga.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat often.
  • Stretch throughout the day.
  • Get a good night’s sleep. Try to get eight hours a night.
  • Pamper yourself. Get a pedicure, massage or take yourself to a spa.
  • Practice regular meditation or journaling to organise your mind.
  • Have healthy boundaries and know when to say no.
What are some other things you do to practice self-care? Leave your thoughts below!

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Amy Pritchett is a travel writer and digital guru with a passion for health and personal development. She enjoys reviewing new places for people to explore like country walks, cottages and cities around the world. Amy is an advocate for self-care and often reviews relaxing spas around the UK. She encourages everyone to look after themselves to get ahead in business.

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7 Ways to Share Your Story on Social Media

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10 Tips to Deal With Negativity While Starting a Business

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There are ups and downs in business but fearing failures can stop you from taking your first step towards excellence. With pandemic on tow, aspiring entrepreneurs feel a little stuck when ideating a business prospect. Here, we give you some actionable tips to deal with negativity while starting a business, even during situations like a pandemic. We also took the liberty to throw in some amazing book recommendations that’ll help you enjoy the process of being positive and achieving your business goals.

10 Tips to deal with negativity while starting a business in a pandemic

1. Get a mentor

The first thing to do as a new business owner is to find the right kind of mentor. That person could be someone in your industry or in general who you look up to. The guidance must be apt for your business, and it should be a mutual responsibility of sharing knowledge. 

2. Two big R’s – Routine and Refresh

Made a mess of something? Try to reboot the situation and make it work. Take a break once in a while and refresh yourself if you feel stuck or your ideas feel mundane. Plan a routine and stick to them – both personal and professional. Having a routine can increase productivity and engage in more activities apart from your pre-planned schedule. 

3. Inculcate problem-solving mentality

Do not panic once you are thrown a problem. Arrange a meeting with the respective party, listen to both sides of the stories, and make a decision that is more realistic and feasible. 

4. Hire half and half

Whenever you hire someone for your business. Make sure that half of the people contradict your ideas, and the other half have the same mindset as yours. The people who contradict can bring in more valuable points and their perspective might take the discussion to a whole new level.  Don’t take too much time finding the perfect one. Hire an apt person who can have the right attitude. 

5. Network, Network, and Network

Find like-minded people and mingle with them. Be more sportive in the learning process. Listen more and talk less – if you are a beginner. You can only be a constructive person who gives input to someone if you have listened to everyone’s point of view. If you feel down, your network might have something to uplift your mood and change your perspective on something. 

“Negativity, in general, is one of the things that holds people back, and you have to see what’s holding you back to get away from it.” – Lucy Dacus

6. Tech-savvy personnel

Learn a thing or two about the latest technology that you implement in your organization. Since the world revolves around technology, make sure your administrative authority knows as well.  

7. Don’t schedule a meeting, that could have been an email

Yes! I said it. Having unnecessary meetings will weaken the purpose of having a constructive discussion. Having back-to-back meetings drains the team members and yourself too. Always have a 10 to 15 minutes break between each meeting to feel refreshed and give your 100%. 

8. Have a pros and cons list

Always, I mean always have a pros and cons list. Let’s say one of your team members pitch an idea to improve the marketing strategies starting next month. Jot down the pros and cons before approving or rejecting it point-blank. It’s a systematic way of making a decision. 

9. Track your finances

Even if you have a team of accountants and auditors, make sure that you are present (both mentally and physically) – learn if you are not aware of it. Trusting your employees is a must, but not overseeing the records is a mistake that should be avoided. 

10. Remember your “why?”

At some point in your hectic schedule or not having ME time can get to you. During those tough times – ask yourself – “Why am I doing this?”. If you can answer this question with a valid explanation, you’ll feel energized. Because “A purpose drives you”. 

5 Best books to read to be more positive as an entrepreneur

Reading always puts me into perspective. Therefore, I took some liberty to give a sample of positivity and determination through words. 

These are the 5 books that’ll guide you to be a more positive and successful entrepreneur. 

  1. Attitude is everything by Jeff Keller – The decisions you make, the routine you set for yourself, and the affirmations you say to yourself every day are going to make a huge difference. If you feel tired, hopeless, and quitting – then this book is for you to boost you up!
  2. Mindset: The new psychology of success by Carol Dweck – You do what you think. In this book, the author talks about two mindsets: The growth mindset and the fixed mindset and what they’ll do to you respectively. She helps you recognize your mindset and change it for the better. 
  3. Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen – This book is about technology uprisings all over the world and businesses that adopted and implemented technology in their firm. The author teaches you that just because your competitors and others are adopting something into their businesses doesn’t mean that you have to as well. Make an informed decision. 
  4. As A Man Thinketh by James Allen – This book specifically is about the power of thought and how it shapes your life into a more meaningful and fulfilling one.
  5. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – The author talks about how people always keep thinking about what the future holds but then forget to live and enjoy the present. And also helps us understand how to make decisions more efficiently based on the present. 

Working towards inner balance requires consistency and perseverance. So does hard and smart work. Being negative is a part of our lives. It’s important to channel it appropriately and make things happen despite the roller coaster ride that is our lives. Hope you overcome your fears and negativity to shine bigger and brighter. Cheers! 

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