It’s important to unplug from the daily routine, especially when your day consists of work from the time the sun shines till it comes back - entrepreneur life. Self-care means giving the world the best version of you instead of what is left of you. This consists of a day at the spa, meditating at the beginning of the day, or working out after office hours. All are great options, but the one thing they all have in common is that they most likely take place outside of the workspace.
So, we’ve put together a list of how to take care of yourself during business hours. Practicing self-care tactics during work can alleviate the feeling of being overwhelmed or stressed. Instead, it will provide uplifting energy throughout the day that you need. If you feel like you could use some TLC while taking care of business, here are five self-care practices you can implement into your work routine:
Dress for Success
The old saying goes, ‘dress for the job you want, not the job you have.’ In today’s day and age that couldn’t be further from the truth. What a strange power there is in the clothes you choose to wear. A growing body of research suggests that there is something biological that happens when you wear a snazzy outfit that makes you feel like a brand new person.
If there’s a particular outfit that makes you feel confident when you put it on, choose to wear it as your outfit of the day over something that makes you feel mediocre. If you’ve heard of The Red Sneakers Effect, you know that adding a touch of personality can go a long way. The study found that outsiders suggest that the individual is powerful enough to risk the social costs of such behaviors. Bottom line - wear that article of clothing that boosts your confidence and watch how it affects your peace of mind in the office.
Organization Goes a Long Way
Do you feel distracted when your house is cluttered? The same feeling can carry into your workspace if you don’t take the time to organize your things. It can cause you to misplace important documents, waste time looking for them, and is an overall mess. Think about it this way a clear desk means a clear mind.
This is the same for keeping a tidy inbox. Keeping emails organized can reduce your stress and anxiety of checking it. By having things in place your productivity can increase, which can only result in a successful day after a successful day. Plus, you’ll be setting an example for those around you.
Take 10 to Meditate
Meditation is a technique designed to provide mental clarity and focus by training your mind and developing your concentration. A consistent meditation practice can help you improve in many areas of work, including efficiency. It doesn’t take much time either. It can be as simple as sitting or lying on the floor, closing your eyes, taking a deep breath in a rhythmic pattern, focusing on each breath, and clearing your mind for five minutes. Even better news, the benefits of meditation are innumerable to improve your attention span and health.
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