How To Relax as A Business Owner
One of the most common complaints of self-employed business owners is that they find it truly difficult to switch off from work. Many businesses owners either work from home, or end up taking the workplace home with them and working late on their laptops. While this may seem productive, it is not ideal. It can cause stress, difficulty sleeping, and even weight gain as a result!
With this in mind, it’s important to take time out for you and ensure you get enough down time to compliment your health and mental wellbeing. This article will discuss the best ways to relax for businesses owners!
Sport is a great way to keep in great physical shape and release endorphins (a feel-good hormone!). While some sports are designed to get the adrenaline pumping, things like swimming, yoga and Pilates offer a wonderful way to wind down, stretch, and make your body and mind feel good. They’re also great for mindfulness and being in the moment, which tends to be an issue for business owners who are always thinking about the next day or next week.
Meditation is a wonderful way to still the mind, and a great opportunity to reflect. Even ten minutes of meditation before bed is a wonderful way to unwind and really get you into a sleepy state. If you’re new to meditation, following a guided meditation could be a great option for you.
Whilst it’s not a good idea to play games directly before bed as it can make it difficult to sleep, having some gaming time is a great way to forget about the days stresses and lose yourself in your imagination. If you’re new to gaming, you’ll need a decent computer and then either purchase individual games or use a site like itch.io to purchase PC games you can really enjoy. For PC’s check out Lenovo’s laptops for gaming. They have some great deals on gaming PCs.
Reading is an obvious choice for relaxation and mindfulness. It’s inexpensive and you can do it pretty much anywhere. Plus, if you’re not a huge fan of reading, sites like Audible now allow you to lie down and listen to someone read your favourite story to you, just like when you were a child!
There’s nothing quite like a spa day or a nice massage to make you feel human again. It’s easy to forget to take care of ourselves as business owners, as we tend to put customers and staff before ourselves, but sometimes, it’s really nice just to be in the moment and do something that is good for us, mind body and soul.
If you don’t have time to go to the spa for a day, try a nice relaxing bubble bath with candles and a good Facebook (and yes, all genders can enjoy a face mask!).
Coloring in has gained huge amounts of popularity in recent years. Adult coloring book sales have soared, and often contain patterns and designs rather than pictures like a child’s book would. It sounds really boring, but once you engross yourself in it, it’s a wonderfully relaxing pastime that keeps you entirely in the moment and not focused on your business. Crayola even offer free printables of adult coloring patterns!
If you’re struggling to relax after long day running your business, hopefully some of these activities should help you wind down and focus on being in the moment. This has huge benefits for your mental health and wellbeing, and that in turn impacts your physical wellbeing.