How well you care for your body dictates a lot when matters related to running your business effectively. Do not be the type that gets carried away by running your business that you end up forgetting good health habits. Skipping exercise or meals constantly will lead you to embrace negative habits that will at the end of it all affect your overall productivity and happiness. On the other hand, ordering fast foods while at work instead of eating proper meals is a habit you should avoid completely. Let me break down for you a few arguments that will convince you to pay more attention to what you eat, how you exercise and how you rest.
- Eating healthy food nourishes the body and goes a very strong way in powering a strong mind
Are you aware that by eating certain foods you end up becoming smarter? As an entrepreneur, you should regularly eat berries, fish, beets, walnuts and lean proteins. By eating such foods, you improve your concentration, your memory, your focus and sharpness. For sleeping purposes, you can try things like raw honey or krill oil just before you go to sleep.
Avoid being the kind of person who lets hunger dictate when you eat. Timing is very critical as well. Research has adequately proven that the best times to eat breakfast is between 7:00 and 7:30 am, lunch between 12:00 and 1:00 pm and supper between 6:00 and 6:30 pm. As much as your busy schedule will sometimes not allow you to stick to the meal routine, make sure that you try as much as you can to adhere. By so doing, you will have a proper structure for your diet and as a result, you will get enough diet to push you through the day.
- When you exercise your body, you refresh your mind
Being interviewed by a lifestyle magazine, business magnate Richard Branson revealed that by exercising regularly, he keeps his brain functioning well and as a result, he is able to achieve twice as much in a day. Working out daily is an important ingredient for your long-term success. On a closer observation, influential people like Barrack Obama, Mark Cuban and Bill Gates make very conscious efforts to stay in shape. As a busy entrepreneur, you can make a slow transition into having a consistent workout routine and good health habits.
First of all, it is imperative that you note that small changes can make a very big difference. You can easily start by taking the stairs instead of the escalators and elevators. You can also adopt a standing desk and walk to work daily. With time, you will realize that these minor adjustments go a very long way in building confidence, reducing stress and boosting your overall energy. Soon enough, you will not fear to join the gym; if anything, you will feel the need to enroll faster.
- Sleeping and resting well is an important ingredient to your success
Many busy business people are known to talk a lot about how less they sleep. Not having enough sleep is not only unhealthy for your business, it is also bad for your health. You should make it a priority to get enough night rest. If you are the kind that constantly burns the midnight oil, you end up burning yourself. After all, research has adequately proven that overworked people tend to be less productive when compared to their peers who rest adequately.
Depriving your mind from enough sleep effects your work performance negatively. When looking at the short term effects, when you lack adequate sleep, you tend to have poor judgement, reduced ability to learn as well as retain information and worse still, you put yourself at risk of getting injured through accidents. Looking at the long term effects, you are most probably likely to get affected by lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and worse still morality. Make sure that you get enough sleep and rest everyday to be able to run your successful business.
When being busy and not having time for your health is a huge mistake. Good health habits should be the number one priority of your long term success. Start now by making the adjustments to your diet and exercise plan. Your business and your body will be glad you did.