Mindfulness is one of my favorite subjects. It’s very important to be healthy while running your business. These easy steps can really make a difference with how you approach your daily tasks and make business decisions.
As an entrepreneur, you have so many responsibilities and so many things to work on. You’re constantly switching from the role of CMO, to CEO, to assistant, to intern… you’re basically everything for your business all the time. Therefore, the better we can actually get at managing our time and the better we can get at being connected to the present, the better decisions we’re going to make.
The Digital Detox
If you had a hard time sleeping last night, it was maybe because you’re up checking your phone until midnight. This first step is really going to help you start to sleep better and detach from being connected: the digital detox. It doesn’t have to be as complicated or as daunting. I’m not asking you to turn off your cell phone or computer for a whole week, but simply taking some small steps on a regular basis will help you start to wind down, cultivate some sleep hygiene, and start getting better rest at night. It will allow you to be better functioning and more productive in the morning.
Set aside little chunks of time where you turn your cell phone off. If you’re not able to turn your cell phone off at 8:00 pm every night, have dinner, hang out with friends, relax and go to bed. Maybe even think about turning it off for an hour or two during the day. Is that possible? Maybe it’s even possible to turn it off and keep it off in the morning.
Find an alternate alarm system or a way of getting up in the morning so you’re not so reliant upon your cell phone for everything. As much as Apple wants us to rely on our cell phone to be our lifeline and connect us to everything, it’s actually really important for our REM cycles at night to be able to get our full nights of sleep without the effects of our electronics. Maybe it’s just one night this week where you turn it off for an hour or two, maybe you turn it off for the whole night and maybe you take a couple of minutes in the morning to actually breathe and acknowledge your space before you turn it back on again.
Take baby steps, but I guarantee you’re going to see some real benefits and results for yourself, psychologically, which will then really transfer to your business in a very tangible way.
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