In your own life, what does self-care look like?

In mine, it looks like taking a few minutes out of my day to sit, read and enjoy a cup of tea.

Sometimes the most simple acts can really recharge our entrepreneurial batteries.  Running a business and empire building is hard, and anyone who says it isn’t is a liar.  As entrepreneurs, we are the business.  And as such, we need to prioritize our own needs in order to keep ourselves in tip top shape and to give us the energy to build our businesses.

Here are a few ways to recharge your batteries.

  • Go for a 20 minute walk
  • Sit outside on your porch or deck and enjoy the fresh air
  • Read a great book – I’m currently reading Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul by Ruth Soukup {aff. link}
  • Sing loudly and off key
  • Meditate
  • Burn your favourite incense
  • Hug a baby
  • Play ball with a toddler
  • Go to the park
  • Eat ice cream
  • Watch a favourite video – hubby’s current favourite is “Bounce”
  • Get dirty in the garden
  • Mow the grass

Remember the old adage of putting your own mask on first.  It applies to life as a small business owner as well.  Be kind to yourself and take care to make sure your have the physical and spiritual energy to create growth and success in your business and life!

What are your favourite ways to do self-care? Share in the comments!