Running a business can take a lot out of you. Plus if it’s a small business in its early stages, the day to day running will be down to one person – YOU.
What happens if you get sick? I know nothing. That’s why business owners don’t get sick. They drag themselves into work no matter how bad they feel. Being ill is a luxury for people who don’t have a business to run.
That’s all very well, but in reality, ignoring your health stores up future problems which are most likely to hit at the worst possible moment. (That’s life folks). Just when you’re in the busy Christmas sales period or landed your first major client.
Although there are no guarantees in life, doing your utmost to look after yourself now can help you avoid those serious illnesses. (Big deniers on the health and fitness front, check out the overwhelming evidence).
I’m sure everyone knows they should get enough sleep, eat sensibly and exercise, but is it the first thing you think about when you’re running a business? I bet it isn’t…
But it should be. Launching and growing a successful business means channeling everything you’ve got into this entity that you’re creating. It’s going to suck up every sinew of your strength and come back for more. You need to be the best you to pull it off.
That’s why you need to be fit. Being fit doesn’t just make you feel better, it makes you perform better.
So strap on your running shoes, find your yoga mat or head into the hills. Whatever exercise works for you. Just do something. Your body will thank you for it. Your mind will thank you for it and you’ll feel better about yourself.
No guarantees, but it will make a difference…