The life of an entrepreneur can be tough on both the mind and body. So its important that you incorporate personal wellness into your daily routine. Below we share with you simple ways that you can maintain being a Wellpreneur.
- Practice mindfulness during routine activities like brushing your teeth, taking a shower or eating breakfast.
- Let your mind wander—it’s a good thing! Mindfulness is the act of noticing that your mind has drifted and gently bringing it back.
- Practice mindful activities like yoga and meditation first thing in the morning.
- Keep it short. Being mindful several times a day is more helpful than one lengthy session.
- Practice intentional breathing while you wait for the bus or stand in line at the grocery store.
- Pick a prompt such as drinking your cup of tea to remind you to breathe.
- Finally, learn to meditate and do so on a regular basis.
Think of a situation in your life that is difficult, that is causing you stress. Call the situation to mind, and see if you can actually feel the stress and emotional discomfort in your body.
Now, say to yourself:
This is a moment of suffering
That’s mindfulness. Other options include:
This is stressful.
Suffering is a part of life
That’s common humanity. Other options include:
Other people feel this way.
I’m not alone.
We all struggle in our lives.
May I be kind to myself
You can also ask yourself, “What do I need to hear right myself?”
Is there a kind phrase that speaks to you in your particular situation, such as:
May I give myself the compassion that I need.
May I learn to accept myself as I am.
May I be patient with myself.
Someone on the Internet recently asked me how one could develop good entrepreneurial skills. Since it was a rather busy day for me, my first urge was to spurt out that while you can learn how to run a business, you need to be born an entrepreneur. But then, as I lingered a while longer over the question, I started to ponder the very definition of entrepreneurship.
Why would I call myself “an entrepreneur” in the first place?
The term is of French origin, and as such it sounds quite fancy to our ears. Visual association of “entrepreneur” versus “business owner” roughly compares to “butterfly” versus “flying insect”. Well, just close your eyes and try for yourself.