5 Self Care Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Practice Daily
5 Self Care Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Practice Daily
Raise your hand if you agree… building your network marketing business may be simple, but it’s not always easy!
As entrepreneurs we face rejection, self-doubt, fear of failure, and obstacles on a regular basis. The truth is, only the strong survive. The good news though, is you can TRAIN your mind to be strong so you can withstand any obstacle that comes your way, and be here for the long haul.
In this week’s podcast episode we're sharing 5 daily self-care strategies you can use to keep your mind right so you can show up as your best self: focused, motivated and inspired to grow your business.
In each episode of Global Freedom TV we like to provide you with a powerful free resource to help you get the most out of what we cover together.
This week we're providing you with our personal Miracle Morning Routine Template because of all the self-care strategies I’ve used in our life and business over the years, our morning routine has by far been one of the most impactful.
In this free download we’ll not only share our own personal morning routine, but also provide you with a template for creating your own Miracle Morning every morning (regardless of how much or how little time you have) and give you our best tips and tricks for how to establish and maintain a consistent morning routine that helps you begin every day in a positive and inspired state of mind.
You can grab our morning routine template by clicking on the button above, or just click here.
Why Your Morning Routine is a Waste of Time
When we heard ^^ those words on James Wedmore’s Mind Your Business Podcast a few weeks ago, we knew we needed to listen up so we could understand exactly what he was talking about.
Not only had we heard James talk about the importance of a morning routine, but virtually every leader we know (across all industries!) practices some kind of positive morning routine, and teaches their team and clients to do the same.
We believe in the power of a morning routine SO MUCH that we not only practice it daily ourselves, but teach it to our team and coaching clients as an non-negotiable first step in your daily routine if you want to create success.
Here's the problem though — without a clear strategy in place, it is absolutely impossible to harness the power of that morning routine and keep your mindset elevated throughout the day! Stress creeps in… life takes over… distraction, doubt, and allll the things vying for your attention each come flying at you at a million miles an hour… and the next thing you know: that motivation, focus and drive you felt during your morning routine is a distant memory.
So yes, PLEASE continue to practice a morning routine! HOWEVER — use these 5 steps to ensure you don't just start your morning out on fire… but maintain and actually improve that mindset throughout the day so you can show up as your best self!
How to Elevate Your Mindset (and keep it there ALL DAY)
Without a doubt, your morning routine is the perfect solution for elevating your mindset at the beginning of every day. That’s why we practice a positive morning routine daily, and put together our Miracle Morning Routine Template to help you do the same.
The problem though, is we don’t have the strategies in place to KEEP our mindset elevated throughout the day — meaning within just a matter of hours, we’ve slipped back into the old thought patterns, fears, doubts and beliefs that keep us stuck.
We’ve found there is a set routine that, when practiced daily, allows us to keep an elevated mindset not only in the morning, but throughout the entire day. This routine has a profound impact not only on our business, but in all areas of our life.
1. Morning Routine:
Begin each day with a positive and inspirational morning routine to put you in an elevated state of thinking that leaves you inspired and motivated to take action. By spending time each morning focusing on your goals, affirming and visualizing your success, diving into personal development and practicing gratitude, you’re guaranteeing a strong start to the day, every day.
Don’t forget to download our Miracle Morning Routine Template to help you craft your own positive and productive morning routine.
2. Work Day Start-Up and Wind-Down Rituals
Ideally, we complete our morning routine just in time to transition seamlessly into the first part of our business work-day. But what if your schedule doesn’t work out so smoothly?
As network marketers, most of us begin our business journey on a very part-time basis. This means that after our positive, inspiring morning routine we often launch immediately into the demands of the day: taking care of your family, driving kids to school, commuting to your day job, etc.
By the time we DO get back to our business, the elevated mindset we cultivated during our morning routine is all but gone. So really, what’s the point?
That’s why it’s SO important to punctuate the beginning and the end of your BUSINESS work day with a positive start-up and wind-down ritual to help you re-capture that mindset you cultivated in the morning.
Start your business-building time block by spending 2-3 minutes reviewing your goals, affirmations or vision. Whichever element is MOST powerful for you, this is what you want to review AGAIN as you move into the business-building part of your day.
To wind down your business-building time block, take out a spiral notebook and jot down:
- What did you do well (celebrate your wins, no matter how big or small!)
- What could you do better (always be striving for improvement)
- What’s ONE thing you’re grateful for in your business
Ending your business-building time blocks this way each day help you not only start on a positive and inspired note, but also END on one… celebrating your wins while remaining conscious of how you can improve!
3. Water and Movement
We came across an article recently entitled, Sitting is the New Smoking. Talk about an eye opener!! It’s no secret, as technology increases, so does our time sitting on our butts. One of the best ways to elevate your mindset, get a change of perspective and re-energize yourself is by implementing MOVEMENT into your daily routine.
Set a timer, and at least once an hour, get up and walk around. Set a goal for a minimum of 7500 steps every day… and 10,000 is even better!
Water also helps us maintain our energy throughout the day. So much of our mindset is tied to our physical energy… so by feeding your body with water (rather than sugary or caffeinated drinks) you’re taking a big step in the right direction.
4. Mid-Day Unplug
One of the things James Wedmore shared in his podcast is the importance of finding a way to unplug and recharge in the middle of your day. This can be during your lunch hour, right after work, or even mid-afternoon — find a time that fits your schedule where you can spend some unplugged time recharging your batteries.
If you’re working a full-time job and don’t have a lot of time, this may be something as simple as taking a walk around the block, reading a few pages of a good book, or getting in a quick exercise session.
As your business grows and you have MORE time, commit to expanding this unplugged time as well. I try to take a couple of hours at least 3 days a week to go ride my horse in the middle of the day. James Wedmore takes time each afternoon to go to the beach and surf!
The important thing is to walk AWAY from the screen (big and small) and do something just for you!
5. Evening Routine
Your morning routine sets the tone for your day, and your evening routine puts a punctuation mark on it.
We've found that, without a set evening routine, we fall asleep thinking about all the things that have happened that day and end up having a hard time falling asleep, and then sleeping restlessly throughout the night.
Develop a routine that signals to your body and mind, “This day is over.” Let go of whatever happened that day… good or bad… and get ready to rest, recharge and prepare yourself to embrace the new day tomorrow.
Some of our favorite evening routine strategies include:
- No screen time 1 hour before bed
- Relax with 10-15 pages of a good book (not business related!)
- Brain dump your to do list into a spiral notebook or journal to pick up and review in the morning
Bringing It All Together
Elevating your mindset and taking care of yourself as an entrepreneur begins with a positive morning routine… but it can’t end there!
Use the template we created to help you craft your own personalized, productive and inspiring morning routine… then use the strategies we shared in this episode to harness that feeling and maintain it throughout every day.
Commit to trying this consistently for 30 days, and you’ll be amazed at how much more positive, inspired, productive and efficient you are… not only in your business, but in ALL areas of your life!
Additional Resources That Will Help You
Our Proven 90 Day Launch Formula – Learn More
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How To Enroll New Team Members Every Week Online Without Bugging Friends & Family – Learn More
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