Busy entrepreneurs take note: you have to take care of yourself so that you can take care of business. Today, we take a look at a few ways you can reduce stress so that you can be your very best at home, at work, and everywhere in between.
Invest in training.
While training your employees might not sound like a self-care tactic, the more they know, the more they can do, and the less they will rely on you. Where possible, make sure that your employees are cross-trained in other people’s jobs. Another smart move is to ensure your employees are trained in CPR and first aid, which is especially important if you own a manufacturing company or work with children. East Valley CPR offers classes in Chandler, Arizona.
Protect your financial standing.
All businesses face potential lawsuits from unhappy customers and employees. No matter how on the up-and-up you run your business, threats are always there. To start, you’ll need to look online for state-specific regulations; this may involve researching and/or requesting LLC Arizona information. You can file yourself and then enjoy limited liability and tax savings.
Save time at work.
Time is undoubtedly your most valuable asset, but you can never have more. Learn how to maximize the minutes that you have. A few tips here include adjusting your working hours and reducing your commute, according to UK-based Ciphr. Another time-saving idea here is to switch your Digital Communications into a collaborative format, such as a PDF. PDFs are easy to share with your employees and freelancers, and there are plenty of free and paid editing tools out there that let you make changes and highlight important elements to get your message across without sending an unnecessarily explanatory email.
Get out of the house.
Even if you leave home each day to go into an office, you have to make time for personal recreation. East Valley CPR offers several suggestions in the Chandler area, including Veterans Oasis Park and Elmer’s tacos.
Get a massage.
You’re busy, and you probably do not have time to devote an hour or more each week to a full body massage. Thankfully, there are many services that will come to you to offer what’s typically called a corporate massage. Body Techniques explains this is a 15-minute session that can reduce your level of the stress hormone cortisol. You can even turn a weekly chair massage into a benefit for your employees.
Other Self-Care Options
- You can get a gym membership for less than $200 per year, depending on which fitness facility is most convenient for you. This ensures you have a place to work out, even when the weather is bad.
- Take your lunch every day. Meal prep containers are easy to find, and taking your lunch keeps you from dining at the drive-through. If possible, use glass containers, which can be used in a microwave or oven and are fully recyclable.
- Take a vacation. Time is a pesky hindrance here as well. However, vacations can improve your physical health, and getting away can help you return to work with a clear mind. If money is a concern, you’ll reap many benefits from a quick weekend getaway, especially if you need some time alone with your partner.
Stress can take a serious toll on you and your business. While you can’t close your doors and stop paying your bills, simple steps, such as learning CPR, putting LLC protections into place, and even packing your lunch every day, can all help you sidestep stress so that you can seize success.
Guest article provided by: Christopher Haymon, Adulting Digest