You have the knowledge, experience, and contacts. You’ve read the books, attended the seminars, and listened to the podcasts. You’re motivated, you’re excited, and you’re ready. You have a business to run, an empire to build.
But you might be forgetting something that is essential to your success – your health. Your body and mind are your most valuable assets as an entrepreneur. When you sacrifice your health, your body eventually will not be able to cope with all the demands of your business (Still learning this as I get older).
I have previously talked about how to take care of your health, and I have stressed there the importance of healthy eating. Simply put, to take care of your body, you must eat the right foods.
I know how easy it is to just skip meals or eat whatever you can get your hands on the fastest when you’re on a tight schedule. But what goes in your body has a significant effect on your energy. Not eating properly can deprive you of much-needed strength and stamina throughout the day. A sluggish entrepreneur is not good for business. You have to keep your energy and focus on your busy schedule and your tasks.
Good food also feeds your brain. Brain functions such as learning and memory depend on blood sugar levels. Too low means less energy for brain function; too high can cause less blood flow to the brain and brain shrinkage. Keeping your brain properly fueled will help you maintain your mental acuity for making those sound business decisions.
At the same time, good physical health has been linked to good mental health, and good mental health is good for productivity. When your body is healthy, you feel better, and you work better. A better mood will also help in your social interactions and meetings.
Nourishing your body takes conscious decisions and lifestyle changes. Skipping meals causes low energy levels and disrupts your mood and concentration. Set aside time in your schedule for meals and stick to them. Sit down and practice mindful eating. Remember that nourishing yourself will help you be more productive after.
Resolve to stick to healthy eating. I am not talking about eating less, but rather making healthy food choices that are best suited to you. In fact, the best weight loss programs personalize diet plans based on the person’s unique needs and preferences – not just for weight loss but for optimal nutrition and overall health. It is not about restricting yourself but
finding the right balance that your body needs.
It might be easy to forget to drink during a busy day, but hydration is very important. Dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, low mood, and difficulty focusing – none of which are good for business. Drinking water keeps your body functioning properly and healthy.
By focusing on high-quality nutrition and healthy food choices, your body and mind will have the extra boost you need to be the best entrepreneur you can be. When you nurture your body, you nurture your business.