It’s not only your employees that have a lot to worry about when it comes to operating a successful company; it’s also you. What would you say your overall health status is?
Our Word Carnival subject this month was inspired by one of our beloved members’ recent health difficulties. In the midst of our day-to-day pursuits, it made us reflect on how we treat and mistreat ourselves.
The chair is on a mission to suffocate us to death.
“The chair is trying to kill us,” said James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, in a Los Angeles Times piece in May of this year. Dr. Levine, there’s one way to be noticed.
People who work at a desk all day are clearly sitting much too much for their own good. Westerners spend more than half of their waking hours sitting, which “exerts stresses on our body it wasn’t meant to support,” according to the speaker. Obesity and diabetes risk are both increased when we sit for long periods of time.
In the same article, Anup Kanodia, a physician at Ohio State University mentioned an Australian research that contrasted sitting and smoking. Sitting for one hour a day reduces your life expectancy by 22 minutes, compared to 11 minutes per cigarette.
The amount of time we’re squandering in the name of business health is staggering. For those of us who own computer-based enterprises, here’s a disclaimer:
The more running we do, the less of our business!
The odds are also that while we’re sitting our way to an early grave, we’re exacerbating the condition with much too much stress and not enough play.
It’s possible to reduce the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle while maintaining a successful company. Many of us, though, are much too preoccupied to devote even a sliver of our time to either.
Promises are the only thing that keep my body going.
Drink extra water, walk more often, remember to get up every hour and stretch, have a carefully swallowed meal. Despite its forgiving nature, the human body is deserving of greater recognition.
It’s a promise-based business for me, too. Every day, I swear, I’ll focus on only one of the apparently vital prerequisites for establishing a company from a list of twenty. I don’t do it very often. If I don’t, another one will swiftly fill the void, leaving me with 19 unanswered questions.
Despite this, my company continues to thrive.
Is this the correct answer?
A longer life or a better business may not be the solution, but rather how to find delight in both. Both teams will be able to score more points as a result.
For you and for me, I’ve compiled a list of ideas on how to enhance the pleasure quotient in our lives and businesses!
Firstly, deal with your tension.
Stress is unquestionably a death sentence. It’s not just a health hazard. It’s gone forever. Empty your life and the lives of people you care about of it. Anxiety and happiness are mutually exclusive emotions.
If making that seemingly tough choice would help you relax, then go ahead and do it. Seriously. The sense of relaxation and reconnecting with pleasure that comes from making and acting on a plan is real.
The act of playing a game.
The ability to have fun is shaped by the passage of time and the physical location of one’s body. There is normally a set time and location for activities like playing a sport, attending a party or eating out as well as activities like dancing or exercising.
Giving ourselves permission on a regular basis allows us to disconnect from the rest of our life and ‘enjoy’ doing something that offers us pleasure or creativity, or perhaps both of those things.
Make time in your day to go someplace and play only for the sake of having fun. You won’t believe your eyes when you see how imaginative you are. Clans was the title of the book I authored. For 60 days, play for two hours every day at 6am to jumpstart your business. They were some of my happiest moments.
3. Define your purpose.
Today, it’s on the lips of every company owner. This does not imply you have completed the task or are incapable of improving on it.
You may use it as a filter, make meaning of your actions, play to your strengths, enliven your efforts, and decrease stress by going through a process that helps you express why you do what you do and for whom and what result you do it.
For the most part, when doors open for you as a consequence of finding your purpose, you’ll be filled with excitement.
Dealing with money is the fourth step.
Many small company owners struggle with this. We’re stalked by the burden of having to earn enough money to cover our living expenses and lay the groundwork for our future.
When it comes to making money, some of you may not be taking full use of your significant skill, knowledge and experience.
To really understand the value of an offer you can leverage above and above your hourly fee, I urge you to work with a coach or enroll in a business school. I’d be happy to provide a hand.
It’s a wonderful feeling to see a plan come to fruition that benefits others as well as yourself.
Choose your employer carefully.
Your health and financial well-being will be jeopardized if you toss and turn at night worrying about someone else’s nonpayment, noncompliance, or other forms of interference. Working primarily with people you like and who appreciate what you have to give isn’t the simplest choice to make, but once you do, your life transforms.
Energy, performance, and spirit are all reduced when you work with the wrong individuals. It’s a joyous experience when you work with a customer that is fully engaged from the beginning.
6. Pay attention
Concerning your body Today, how much water did you consume? How much sugar have you ingested in the last few days? Have you taken a stroll, stretched, or eaten something? The chair that’s attempting to kill you hasn’t been out of your life for how long?
Do you have a portion of your body that is trying to get your attention? It’s important that you don’t disregard the signals. If you’re receiving these, there’s a problem somewhere.
If you’re conscious of your health at least enough to be in charge, it will provide you a feeling of calm rather than agitation.
Be aware of your business as well. Is there anything you can do to better serve your customers? What can you share with others that you’ve learnt from your own experiences? Do you know someone you could introduce to someone who might be interested in hearing more about you? Make sure your antenna is set to the proper frequency. Learning, sharing, and giving freely is a delight. We are aware of its recurrence.
7. Lower your sights and your hopes (just a tad)
Too many business owners are resistant to reducing their workloads. Our natural tendency is to put too much pressure on ourselves. We’re always ‘on,’ and that puts us at danger of harming our health.
If you’re working when you get up, you don’t have time to bask in the splendor of a brand new day.
Identify the top three items that will have the most impact on your company over the next three months and develop a list of those three things. Three, not five or seven.
Break each one down into smaller, more achievable tasks. At the beginning of each week, take a look at your free time and only schedule in what you can do without working long hours or on the weekend during that particular week.
Now that you know you have the time to focus on your company, you can go back to work.
In addition to improving your health, limiting yourself to what you can do is a pleasure in itself. As a result, you’ll have to reevaluate what activities you can perform yourself and what you should outsource, as well as how to be more productive and save time.
It’s not about shrinking your efforts to acquire bountiful money, but a call to utilize your enormous skill to investigate methods to achieve it such that it doesn’t influence on your health. And you’ll be happy about it, too.
In your opinion, is it possible to relax, take better care of oneself and savor the moments of happiness that present themselves? Your thoughts are welcome.