Handling the Highs and Lows of Entrepreneurship – Part 4 – Take Care of Yourself

I don’t know about you, but I’m so happy it’s the weekend! The weekend is that time that we so often use to decompress after a hectic week. And this week was hectic!

Question – did you notice the theme in the emails I shared this week?

This week has been all about wellness – and I hope they’ve served as a good reminder to you (I know they did for me). There was Dr. Roch Herold on Tuesday discussing worksite wellness and Geoffrey Blake on Thursday bringing us Grateful Sweat as part of his Global Gratitude network.

And this all leads perfectly into #4 in my series on “Handling the Highs and Lows of Entrepreneurship” as we talk about the need to…Take Care of Yourself.

And I’m not talking about self-care here; I’m talking about taking care of yourself physically.

When you care for your physical body, your mental health follows. And when you are in good physical health, your brain is supported, which means you are operating and making decisions from the best possible place.

I’m sure you can think of times in your life when you weren’t taking care of yourself physically. Maybe your diet was not where it should be. Perhaps you weren’t drinking enough water. Or your physical activity was limited because you had so much on your plate.

And…how did you feel physically?

What kind of decisions were you making?

What was your emotional health like?

You may have held on for a while, but eventually, when you’re not taking care of your body – it stops taking care of you.

For an entrepreneur eating well, sleeping, drinking water, exercising, and meditating are not optional.

They are non-negotiable.

Thursday of this week, I asked you to reply to my email and tell me one thing you did for your health that day, and I have to say, I was a little disappointed. I didn’t hear from many of you.

Now, you may have been busy or thought that I didn’t really want you to hit reply – but that’s not the case. I do want you to share.

So, let’s try it again today! What are you going to do for your physical health today?

And if not today, what can you do this week? Can you…

  • Commit to taking a 20-minute walk three days this week?
  • Stock your frig with fresh fruits and vegetables?
  • Drink more water?
  • Play soccer with your kids?
  • Try a new healthy recipe?
  • Practice yoga at the end of the day?

Just remember, a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and a more even-keeled emotional state – and isn’t that what we all need and want?

Please comment below. I would love to hear from you.

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