Self-care is not selfish. It is a necessity for a healthy well being. A daily self-care routine will help you sharpen your focus from the time you wake up till the time you hit the bed.
Here is a list of 5 self-care tips that feature in the daily routine of successful business people.
1. Book An Appointment With Yourself
In the regular hustle bustle of life one often finds themselves running from one appointment to the another. This can burn you out. Hence it is important to take a break and schedule a few moments of quiet to check in with your inner self.
Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, has made “me time” non-negotiable. Being a working mother, she often struggles to find alone time once she heads to work. Hence she reserves half an hour in the morning only for herself doing activities unrelated to work.
2. Set A Daily Exercise Routine
Richard Branson, the self-made billionaire once wrote in his blog “I seriously doubt that I would have been as successful in my career (and happy in my personal life) if I hadn’t always placed importance on my health and fitness”.
Getting a good daily workout helps one to stay active and alert. If hitting the gym does not excite you, just take a walk. Walking every day will not only improve your overall well being but will also bear a good impact on your productivity.
3. Eat Healthily
Nourishing your body with healthy food has many amazing benefits. It keeps the energy level up, improves your mood and helps you to stay focused.
The CEO of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey, does not just make a living by selling healthy food. He actually walks the talk. A vegan, John Mackey says that even though eating healthy can be tough, the feeling of being healthy, inside and out, makes it worth the effort.
4. Believe In The Power Of Sleep
Sleep deprivation can compromise your performance. Humans have a finite store of energy and sleep helps to replenish that reserve. The body heals and restores itself during sleep. Lack of sleep can have an adverse effect on one’s mental ability, eating habits and decision-making skills.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon makes it a priority to try and fit 8 hours of sleep in his schedule. He believes that it makes him mentally sharp and lets him make thoughtful choices.
5. Unplug yourself
Being in the know 27/7 can put a lot of strain on your mind. Hence it is important to unwind after a long day of work. Unplugging from work will help you to reconnect with friends and family and reinvigorate yourself for the next day.
Disconnecting with technology is one of the ways of doing so. Mark Cuban, billionaire, and owner of Dallas Mavericks puts his phone away and even restricts his Netflix time when at home.
If you need a little nudge to leave your devices, set an alarm that will remind you of your “shutting down” time.