5 Self Care Tips from Successful Entrepreneurs
Everyone has their rough days, even those successful trailblazers you admire oh-so much. For ambitious entrepreneurs, long work hours overweigh the thought of sleeping, eating, or socializing. It’s always important to take care of yourself before diving into new projects. While some of these self-care tips may seem short term, it’s imperative to remember that these rituals are investments into physically and mentally healthier & happier individuals in the long run.
Here are five tips notable entrepreneurs:
Sleep your way to the top. The recommended sleep amount is 7-9 hours for ages 26-64. Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, claims she broke her jaw after passing out from exhaustion while working. She believes most individuals are in a sleep deprivation crisis and has since adopted better self-care through better sleep.
Reach out to others for help. When you’ve got a lot on your plate, life can seem overwhelming and hard to balance. Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama told Women’s Health that when things get tough, she reaches out “ to friends, my mom, my girlfriends; I vent, I release…”
Give yourself some “ME” time. Oprah Winfrey credits her healthy mental health and self-care to giving herself some alone time. "I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal—a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk and I allow myself time to BE—capital B-E—with myself.”
4. Read more. The more you read, the more you learn, the more you know. For busy entrepreneurs like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, reading the news on phone screens may be efficient, while for others, reading books may produce greater ideas. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, spends 80% of his day reading books; he credits many of his great money making decisions to this habit.
5. Exercise. Exercising strengthens your heart, improves your circulation, raises oxygen levels, releases endorphins, and more. Every morning, Shark Tank investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, gets his daily workout in from going on the elliptical to dribbling around the court to Latin-fusion aerobic classes.