Well today officially feels like summer – the daffodils are out, the sun is shining, the bluebells are pushing their way through in the woods. I love living in England at this time of year. On a day like today there is an air of excitement and opportunity and I love it!
Which is why I thought I’d talk about how I maintain a healthy mind 🙂
Running a business can be stressful and busy. I speak to a lot of people who have allowed their business take over their life, and as a result it can have a serious impact on their health and their mindset.
Now I’m no wonder woman 🙂 BUT I do recognise certain aspects of my life which I can control and support myself in.
1) Eat Well
The saying goes ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’. We all know this but sometimes it’s worth reminding ourselves the importance of this one. The busy wedding season can take it’s toll. Convenience food can seem like the best option when we are travelling to and from a wedding. Think ahead, plan and prepare. Think of food that can help sustain your energy on a busy wedding day – fruit, nuts, seeds, protein, salads. Have pots of food ready to snack on when you’re at a busy wedding day.
2) Drink Water
This is so important! If you’re working a long day during wedding season it’s more important than ever. Have a bottle of water to hand and drink little and often.
We all know we need to exercise but often busy people struggle to find time. You need to find a time, choose your activity and diarise this. Sometimes a pre-arranged class can work best as we’re more likely to keep to it. If we exercise alone we’re much more likely to talk ourselves out of it because we’re ‘too busy’. I personally find that I need an exercise which allows me to 100% switch off from everything.
4) Find a hobby
I know what you’re thinking…. you made your hobby into your business! But that means it’s not your hobby any more so find a new one! Try and find one that aligns itself with your personality and your desires for your business. Yoga can work for some people because there is a focus on relaxation as well as building strength.
5) Take a holiday
If you haven’t planned a holiday because of wedding season, change this today! Logistically I know this might mean that a 2 week holiday might not be on the cards. But a few nights away, unplugging yourself from wedding season and from your business can work wonders.
Some people over complicate this. Essentially journalling is writing down the noise in your head onto paper. I find that this clears my mind and frees up space for me to think and act logically. If you’ve ‘got things on your mind’ and they aren’t things you can create into a to-do list, try journalling.
So why not try implementing some of these into your day-to-day routine? You have plenty of time to incorporate these before we enter the busy wedding season. I’d love to hear how you get on so please let me know. Likewise if you have your own ideas you’d like to share please let me know!
P.S. Can you help me? I’m planning some online learning material to be released later this year and would love to hear what areas of business you feel like you need support in. It literally takes just 2 minutes to complete, you can remain anonymous and I’d be really grateful for your support!