2017-03-29 00:00:00Inspiration and MotivationEnglishFocus on your personal health to have more energy, greater focus, and greater efficiency in running your business.https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/ca_qrc/uploads/2017/06/small-business-owner-healthy-bike-ride.jpghttps://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/inspiration-motivation/take-time-for-your-health/Take Time for Your Health

Take Time for Your Health

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Who has time to exercise or cook a healthy meal with a business to run? The answer is you. Entrepreneurs tend to work long hours at the expense of their health. But this can come back to bite you by causing you to feel exhausted, distracted, and unable to focus. You may miss work if you feel run down or actually get sick. You end up hurting your effectiveness when you eat excessive junk food, stay inactive, skip preventative care appointments, don’t get enough sleep, and ignore your mental health. Sure, exercising takes time out of your day, but you gain energy and a mental break that can kick-start your creativity. Sweat it out to have greater focus when you return to your desk. While you recover from your workout, grab a healthy snack to keep your energy levels high. Don’t forget about your mental health. Balancing work and pleasure keeps you from feeling overwhelmed. Find a stress-relieving activity that helps you bust through the tension that inevitably affects you as a business owner. When you focus on your mental health, you feel a greater sense of morale and motivation to continue working on your business. Healthy habits benefit you in many ways including:

  • Increased productivity
  • Better focus
  • Higher morale
  • Fewer missed work days
  • Higher energy levels
  • Improved performance
  • Less stress
  • Greater job satisfaction

If you struggle with healthy habits, get a little help from popular mobile apps. Try Buddhify to help with meditation or Sworkit for on-the-go workout motivation. Apps keep health motivation at your fingertips everywhere you go. Focusing on your health also offers benefits for your employees. Your own healthy attitude rubs off on your employees, encouraging them to make their own healthy adjustments. This, in turn, means fewer absences, higher productivity, and greater satisfaction. Basically, getting your own health in order supports a generally healthier workplace. Improve your performance to propel your business forward by taking time to address your health. You feel better overall, which makes it much easier to feel good about your company.

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