Being an entrepreneur is hard work. You are mostly by yourself and you need to find a routine that includes both your workload and your well-being. To be honest, it’s never easy to find a balance whether you are an entrepreneur, working for yourself, or an employee working for somebody else. I believe, however, that when you are an entrepreneur you really must look after your habits and pay mindful attention to your health and well-being so that you can be on top of your game most time.
With this in mind, I did a quick search, because there is no need to reinvent the wheel, and I found a couple of habits that have been reported over and over by successful entrepreneurs. To keep it simple and short, I selected three of these habits that I believe to be essential if you are an entrepreneur and want to experience peak performance while maintaining your well-being in check.
Wake Up Earlier
Through all these years, I have never been able to wake up ‘that’ early (#5amclub). I do try it often but I always fail – the temptation to hit the snooze button is bigger than my expectations from the previous day. However, I have been able to wake up around 6AM, so I’m using that time reference to start with.
Every time I set my mind to work out every day it doesn’t work. In the beginning, the idea sounds great but sooner or later it becomes overwhelming. Since I’m at a beginners stage again, I’m going with a minimum goal of walking at least 5 times a week and then reviewing my workout goals later so I can start adding strength exercises to my routine. I also write my workout commitments on my calendar as if they were work-related commitments.
Meditation is really important and I can confirm all the good benefits you can get from doing it. I do need to practice either meditation or any other contemplative practice in order to be calmer and less reactive, so my aim is to start meditating for 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening. You can listen to my guided meditations on Insight Timer.
Your journey as an entrepreneur is already packed with challenges and unique responsibilities. It’s important that you keep yourself healthy and that you take good care of your well-being. Successful entrepreneurs are aware of it and they engage in practices that allow them to develop habits that in the long term become key to their success. Waking up early, working out regularly, and meditating on a daily basis are three of the most recommended practices and habits by successful entrepreneurs. Why not give them a try and put their success tips to the test?
The other week I reviewed one of my non-fictional favorite movies. It might have been the third or fourth time I watched it, but it is amazing how we always find different nuggets of wisdom each time we watch or read something again. Elizabeth, the main character, has a story that always resonated with me. At first, I didn’t know why exactly but over the years I have gained clarity and insight into my own behavior and feelings around relationships.
realistic goal and a desirable one. It is rather impossible to be happy all the time, of course, and it is rather difficult to be in a pure state of bliss on a regular basis. However, we can aim to develop skills and strategies that enhance our level of consciousness.