Self-care as a full-time freelancer is a difficult thing to master. This is an excellent article that provides great tips to help you prioritize self-care and to help you start to see it as in investment.
Realize it’s okay to partake in self-care.
I used to avoid self-care as a business owner either because I was terrified to spend the money with inconsistent income or I simply felt like I was too busy.
I had to learn that it was not only okay to take time to practice self-care as a business owner, but that it was also okay to get myself a massage every once in a while.
I have found that this is a very difficult thing for people to do. We’ve been taught that we need to work all the time in order to make money. We live to work. What we don’t realize is if we continue with this, we run the risk of getting sick and not being able to make money.
We’ve also been taught that money is scarce. That’s why we sometimes feel terrible spending money when it comes to self-care as a business owner.
Here’s the reality, though: Spending money on self-care is just another investment in your business. If you feel good, you can make more money.
At this point, I consider my monthly massages or holistic treatments as an add on to my health insurance.
Spend the money on proper nutrition.
I’ve been exercising regularly for years, but it wasn’t until recently when I realized that exercising is just one part of the equation in terms of self-care as a business owner. In fact, you could argue that food is more important than exercise,
I’ve previously mentioned how I’ve worked with a nutritionist because I was having a physical issue. The interesting part is it not only helped with the particular physical condition I was having, it helped my entire body feel better.
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