by Sara El Kareh
If you are a business owner, you have definitely suffered from a shifting business. However, putting one’s own aims, needs and dreams at the top of the to-do-list will help overcome a struggling business and come up with a solution. Therefore, you should do some activities that can help you maintain your concentration, stay inspired and sustain you productivity; you can use to go for a walk after a long hard working day, plan to go out for a break in the middle of a stressful schedule or buy some flowers to yourself instead of tools for your office work.
Follow these 4 selfish changes that can definitely help you improve, maintain and strengthen your business:
- Look after yourself in the first place. Who said that stress is a major factor for business growth? Don’t you thing that self-caring is more helpful? Make sure to take some time for your own every single day; it could be a comfortable morning habit, a time to exercise at the gym, a spa/massage treatment or even a quarter of an hour dedicated for meditation. When treating yourself before everything else, you will be able to focus more, think clearly about your work and gain more energy to complete your tasks.
- Put your relationships first. You have certainly thought of or did ignore your relationships in order to improve your business. This is the biggest mistake, because you will be feeling lonely and disconnected. When we grow up, we will never wish that we’ve worked harder; instead, we will wish to have spent more time with our beloved ones. When we face hard times at work, we cannot find peace, motivation and support unless when with the people we love. Therefore, looking after our relationships is a must.
- Your time is more important than other stuff. You may think that spending some time to treat yourself with a break or a nap is useless. However, is it possible to be productive when you’re not? Why do you have to stare at the PC screen all day long, when you can do something that is more essential for your body and mind? When you give yourself some time to rejuvenate, you will boost your productivity and start getting clearer images on what is important and what is not.
- Your hobbies come first. Everyone gets bored when concentrating on a specific business. Spending much time doing that will force you lose your interest in all other parts of your life and be disconnected from everything but work. Therefore, you must find time to practice your hobbies so you become more satisfied and more confident about succeeding in your business. You will find better ways to make the right decisions and create a peaceful environment for a successful business.