NursePreneurs On Self-Care. It’s no secret that you pour your heart and soul into your work. From long hours hunched over the computer to building relationships with other entrepreneurs, you lay everything on the line for your business–but what about you? Are you investing in yourself the same way you’re investing in your business?
If you’re like 99% of the other nurses I’ve chatted with, the answer is probably no.
As medical professionals, we break our backs to ensure that our patients are well taken care of. It’s about time that we started thinking about ourselves and giving our bodies, minds, and souls a well-deserved break, don’t you think?
I know what you’re thinking, easier said than done. But not impossible!
Take Susan Lunning for example. As an RN, actress, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Reiki Practitioner, and founder of Whole Health Way, Susan knows a thing or two about having a full plate.
Over the years as Susan has achieved self-actualization, she’s incorporated self-care practices into her daily routine and helps patients from all walks of life reach their personal and health goals.
Susan credits her success to living in her purpose and calling on her inner strength to live life to the fullest. From Reiki to building up immune health she integrates self-care into her lifestyle to further develop her inner power. (Click here to listen to my interview with Susan)
Like Susan, we all need to take time for ourselves to recharge and refocus. In fact, our businesses depend on it.
Many successful entrepreneurs and business leaders have learned the lesson the hard way, if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t give your best effort in your business.
If you’re not exercising self-care, then your business will never reach its full potential, because whether you like it or not, your personal life affects your work performance.
“Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you”- Katie Reed.
If you’re not incorporating self-care practices into your routine, then now’s the time to start. Here are some simple self-care tips that can be transformative for you and your business:
- Stretch It Out- Stretching and exercise are not only physically healthy but mentally stimulating. If you dedicate just 30 minutes a day to get up and get moving you can release endorphins and reduce stress and anxiety.
- Me Time- Carving out time for yourself every day is effective in resting and recharging your mind, body, and soul. Whether you enjoy journaling, meditating, cooking, or sleeping, checking in with yourself throughout the day can go a long way in increasing your productivity. In fact, studies prove that workers with a healthy work-life balance are more engaged at work.
- Just Say No- When you’re starting your business you feel pulled in a hundred different directions. It’s important to understand that you can say no and that when you do, you are free to focus your time on other important aspects of your life and business that help you reach your full potential.
- Healthy Eating- What you eat is what fuels your mind and body. Eating healthy is essential for entrepreneurs looking for an energy boost and increased productivity.
- Sleep It Off- Getting a full night’s sleep can combat fatigue and improve your overall wellbeing. Did you know that when you sleep your body heals and repairs itself? Sleep is so important that business powerhouses like Jeff Bezos attribute a full eight hours of sleep to their success.
Now’s the time to start managing your health and incorporating self-care practices into your routine–you may be surprised just how far a little self-love can go!
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