‘How To’ Coaching series – Activity 53

Chapter 3 – Control Your Time – Use your time wisely

This is part of the ‘How to’ coaching series.  An ongoing series of activities to make your business successful.  Follow it step by step and see positive results as you develop a robust business model, set on a solid foundation.

Activity 53 – I have time slots in my diary for my own health and enjoyment

When you first started your business, that was probably the main thing on your mind and took most of your waking hours. Then, as it got going, you may have found that it seemed to take even more of your conscious time.

I’ve seen it a number of times.  It often leads to burnout.

Think of a car, you need to refuel or recharge it.  It’s the same with us humans. We need to refuel/recharge – food, water and rest.

If things are going well, the quality of food and drink improves, but often at the cost of the rest and relaxation. The one thing that is often be missed is to refuel and recharge our minds.

When was the last time you did something just for you?  It’s not selfish to make sure you have some time for yourself, be it health and fitness or some relaxing downtime.

The HowTo bit:

Make time for healthy activities and time for enjoyment in your diary.  Treat these activities as you would your other work tasks.  Plan them into your day/week/month.  Treat them as you would your most important meetings.

If you take your own physical and mental health seriously, you will be sharper and better equipped to run a successful business.

So, what sort of thigs can you plan in?

Exercise is good.  It could be running, walking, gym, yoga, dancing or anything that gets your heart rate up.  You can join in with organised groups or in the comfort of your own home…. And for those who say they don’t have time, you can dance to your favourite tunes whilst hoovering your home.  There is no excuse not to do something.  A person I know who has a significant health condition, still makes the effort to stretch a bit and do some homecrafts in their working day.

What other activities make you happy?  Have you planned in some of those too?

We can all do something; however small it seems. It’s better than doing nothing.  The key part is to start.

If you’d like to have a call or meet up for a coffee to brainstorm some ideas for you, Contact Us

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