Are you an entrepreneur? If so, are you knowingly developing your wellness practices?
Many of us know we have unhealthy habits but we take a chance that they won’t catch up with us for as long as we are free from symptoms of disease. This is truly impoverished thinking. So much of any true wellness regime is geared towards preventing disease. This thinking is far from ‘a pill for every ill’, which characterises so much of western medicine, and which is also vital in many situations. So, what if you could introduce some healthy elements into your daily routine that could enhance your existing health, mental as well as physical?
Wellness is a multi-dimensional practice, which includes many components that are designed to help you live and work effectively.
As an entrepreneur you are already scoring badly on a number of health-giving issues. Let’s look at them.
You are busy, so you exercise less.
You’re working long hours, so you get less sleep.
You now have staff, so you’re no longer working remotely.
You’re not cooking fresh food every day because you simply don’t have the time.
The solutions to the above are self-evident. You just have to manage your time differently and create the time to change these bad habits. Yes, time, your scarcest commodity. You have to invest in time now because you can’t afford the time to be seriously sick later on.
Being an entrepreneur means you are a leader. Being a leader means you have to operate with strength and energy. Nailing down a new prospect, giving continuous top-quality customer service all depend on your personal wellbeing. Would you buy from someone who looks worn out?
In Ireland, entrepreneurs extend from a relatively small number of mostly high-tech firms that grow quickly and then cash out. But for others they spend a lifetime growing their business steadily and then passing it on to the next generation. In all cases creating a start-up can also be a first experience of self-employment. You have a lot of issues to deal with. But you cannot afford to put your mental and physical health at the bottom of the list. So, change your priorities today. It will pay dividends in the end.
Bibi Baskin, who lived in India for many years, is a Wellness Consultant and has practised wellness for decades of her life. Now she is bringing it to you. Her new website has more information: bibbaskin.ie She also teaches public speaking and presentation and is available for motivational talks.