7 Self-Care Strategies for Business Owners

Friday, April 26, 2019 , 5 Comments

The first quarter of 2019 is over and several people are determined to maximize the rest of the year. The average entrepreneur tends to put self-care at the back burner. This is partly due to the fact business owners face a lot of pressure at work. 

There are different misleading notions of self-care online. Contrary to popular opinion, self-care isn’t expensive. It goes beyond booking a spa session or splurging on the latest skin care treatment. 

Self-care is the key to living a balanced life, PsychCentral. It equips entrepreneurs with the stamina to handle the demands of running a business. Without much ado, let's take a look at what the practice entails. 

1. Regular exercise

Exercising helps individuals to alleviate depression, boost cognitive function, sleep better and lower stress levels. Mood enhancing endorphins are usually released during the process.

It’s not compulsory to get a gym membership before you can engage in physical activities. Consider using the stairs, jogging or going for a walk.

The pros of exercising outdoor include enjoying the fresh air and getting vitamin D. Remember to splash on some sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 for optimum protection against UV rays.

2. Create leisure time

Entrepreneurs often work extra hours at different stages of their business. It can be nearly impossible to have enough time for breaks.

Scheduling a getaway is an antidote for stress and will give you a new lease on life. You can also engage in your favorite activities or listen to music during breaks.

Humans are designed to connect with others to function better. Sadly, social media is gradually replacing face-to-face interactions. Entrepreneurs should take deliberate steps to leave the comfort of their workspace and network with others.

3. Have a digital detox

Without mincing words, technology is changing how we do businesses. It’s easier to get information about your target customers, market and competitors unlike decades ago.

People survived long before digital devices became mainstream. Everyone should take a digital detox once in a while. This is crucial for tackling information overload and stress.

4. Breathe deeply

Pause to take a deep breath. 



How do you feel?

It’s obvious that you don’t need to put in extra effort into breathing because it happens naturally. However, the goal is to breathe mindfully regardless of the situation.

Taking this step can help you to achieve balance, enhance focus and gain control over your mind. Some mobile apps come with different breathing techniques that you can apply.

5. Invest in your workspace

It may be difficult to stay motivated if you don’t love your space. Make sure that the room has enough natural light with proper ventilation.

Investing in ergonomic furniture will assist you to maintain good posture and boost your efficiency. The next thing is to design your workspace with artwork, accent pieces, houseplants and other things that you find appealing.

Adding a fresh coat of paint or designing an accent wall can transform any room and improve your mind. Plan each day ahead and create a to-do list for better organization. Your best bet is to develop a system that works for you and stick to it.

6. Reward yourself   

Being an entrepreneur comes with different perks. You can decide to work at any time of the day and any location of your choice.

Reward yourself from time to time by giving yourself treats. For instance, watch a movie, book a massage session or have a relaxing bath at the end of the day with Epsom salt and scented candles.

7. Delegate 

Entrepreneurs are pros at multi-tasking. Even so, this approach has its cons. Delegating tasks is a smart way to minimize stress and save resources in your business.

You can do a SWOT analysis and outsource the tasks that you lack the skills or don't have enough time to handle.

This can go a long way to boost your efficiency. It's not necessary to hire full-time staffs if you don't have the financial capacity yet. The best thing is to get the best freelancers and virtual assistance via referrals or on the internet. 

Got other self-care tips, let's keep the ball rolling in the comments below. 

Bola Adekile

Craves basking in the present moment, keen fan of nature. Unapologetic learner. Reader.


  1. Interesting article, something I started doing is having a mobile massage therapist visit me. I've only just started using her services but it has really helped me de-stress. Gardening is a really good pastime of mine too now that the sun is slowly coming out.

    Thanks for sharing on Twitter

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    1. Good for you! I've heard about the countless benefits of massage, but I'm yet to try it. Thank you for stopping by, have a beautiful week.

  2. Number #2 is very very important..
    I repeat - very very important.

    Great share Lady B.

    1. We can't stress this enough. Thank you so much.

  3. Just the kind of information I needed. Thanks for taking the time to put this up.