The complete guide to health for entrepreneurs

September 6, 2018
5 minutes read

As an entrepreneur, you’re working so hard on your business that you can often neglect your own health. What you may not realize is that investing in your mental and physical health is also an investment in your business because when you get sick, you lose momentum and productivity.

This BravelyGo Guide will educate you on the importance of taking care of yourself—especially if you’re freelancing or running a business—and give you tips and tricks to improve your mental and physical health.

Is this guide right for you?

If you’re freelancing or running a small business and looking for easy and effective ways to boost your health and in result your business, this guide is for you.

We wrote this guide to suit business owners who may not understand the importance of investing in their health, but it’s also great for someone who wants to improve their health but isn’t sure where to start. This guide can be read in order, or you can skip to the areas that are of interest to you.

Chapter 1: How to have a healthy work-life balance

As a small business owner, your work life and personal life can mesh to a point where the personal no longer exists. There’s a lot to be done, and only so much time in the day, but it is important to section off time for yourself.

This chapter has real strategies to help you keep balanced when you’re not working in a 9-5 job. These tips will help you avoid burning out and keep work time more productive.

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Chapter 2: Eating healthy when you’re self-employed

What you choose to fuel yourself with can make a big impact on your mood, energy and overall productivity. It may be easier to skip a meal, or tempting to reach for quick and unhealthy snack, but this diet won’t sustain yourself or your business.

In this chapter you will find seven tips for eating healthy that will suit any schedule. Healthy eating may seem like a daunting task when you’re always on the go, but it’s easier than you think.

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Chapter 3: Maintaining your mental health when you’re self-employed

As an entrepreneur, you’re often under a great deal of pressure. You’re determined to work hard and make your business a success, and this is why entrepreneurs are more likely to experience mental health issues than the general public.

In this chapter you’ll find seven ways to maintain your mental health while running a business so you can make more time for self care.

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Chapter 4: How to take a vacation when you’re self-employed

Taking time off to unplug and unwind may not seem like an option as a small business owner, but it can actually be beneficial to your business. Giving yourself time to rest is important and it can be used as a time to reflect on your business and goals.

This chapter has five tips for taking a vacation when you’re self employed, so you can spend your time off enjoying your vacation rather than stressing about your business.

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Chapter 5: How to keep from burning out when you’re self-employed

Sometimes you need time off, but it’s just not in your schedule or budget. It’s important to recognize that you need a break, and there are ways to achieve the same feeling by changing up your work day.

This chapter has five ways to take a break and recharge when you have no time for a real vacation. Learn how to keep your momentum with mini-breaks so you don’t end up burning out between now and your next vacation.

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About Wave’s BravelyGo Guides

Running a business is different from every other job on the planet. Imagine if someone loved writing so much that they became a journalist, only to find out that they were expected to repair machinery at the office. That’s what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. To be successful you have to master accounting, marketing, business development, and more, even if you have no experience in those areas.

We created Wave Growth Guides to help you hit the ground running fast and build skills in the key areas that matter most when it comes to meeting your business goals. Our guides will help you understand what you actually need to focus on, and then give you easy-to-follow instructions and tips so you can actually do the activities yourself.

Visit BravelyGo Guides on our blog and start building new skills to grow your business.

By Helana Ebenhardt

The information and tips shared on this blog are meant to be used as learning and personal development tools as you launch, run and grow your business. While a good place to start, these articles should not take the place of personalized advice from professionals. As our lawyers would say: “All content on Wave’s blog is intended for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal or financial advice.” Additionally, Wave is the legal copyright holder of all materials on the blog, and others cannot re-use or publish it without our written consent.

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