Maintaining health and wellness while being self-employed takes effort!
Self-employed myself, consulting alongside local business leaders and entrepreneurs since 2009, I’ve seen that those three expectations can be quite difficult for entrepreneurs. The reality is that it can be stressful to generate enough work to pay the bills. Not to mention managing people, staying on top of taxes, making sure business-development and growth plans stay on track, keeping up with marketing—all challenging parts of entrepreneurship.
Self-employed individuals also can have trouble disconnecting from work. They work long hours and sometimes put their own health and wellness on the back burner. Been there, done that myself! For many, successful self-employment takes a continuous effort to manage work-life balance, stress levels, and our own health, because business matters often take priority over any or all of those ideals.
Related: Dear small business owner,
I see how hard you're working!
So, how can self-employed people run a business without running themselves into the ground? One answer is to make time to step outside, away from work. That’s my story in a personal journey and lifestyle changes made throughout 2018.
Hmmm. How can spending time outside help entrepreneurs manage stress and improve their health and wellness? It has to do with something called brain-life balance.