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  • Writer's pictureAlex W

The Importance of Work-Life Balance when Running a Small Business.

Updated: Feb 1

I've quickly learned that in the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, it's easy to prioritize your small business's success over your well-being. However, neglecting your health can have detrimental effects not only on your physical health but also on your ability to effectively run your business.


Incorporating exercise into your busy schedule is not just a want... but a NEED. Through dedication, trial/error, and time management; I've created a schedule that works for me so I can get my daily exercise and not skip a beat with my business.


I discovered my love for powerlifting two years ago and the rest is history...


The impact that powerlifting has had on my business and balancing wellness.

Optimize your Body


First and foremost, regular exercise is vital for maintaining physical health. Sitting for long hours in front of your computer screen can lead to a sedentary lifestyle, which is associated with numerous health risk. By incorporating exercise into your daily routine, whether it's a morning jog, yoga session, or workout at the gym, we can mitigate these risks and improve our overall health.


 

Do it for you Brain


Moreover, exercise has profound effects on mental health. The demands of entrepreneurship can often lead to stress, anxiety, and burnout (trust, I have been here twice and it's not a healthy place to be). However, physical activity has been shown to release endorphins, neurotransmitters that act as natural mood lifters, reducing stress and improving mental clarity. Additionally, regular exercise can enhance cognitive function, boost creativity, and increase productivity, all of which are essential for business success.



 

Your Soul Deserves It


Beyond the physical and mental benefits, exercise nurtures the soul. In the hustle and bustle of the business world, it's easy to lose sight of our values and priorities. However, engaging in activities that nourish our bodies and minds can help us reconnect with our divine selves. Whether it's through meditation, yoga practice, or finding solace in nature during a hike, exercise provides an opportunity for introspection and self-discovery. It projects you into a space where it's YOU vs. YOU, nothing else matters.


Incorporating exercise into our daily lives doesn't have to be daunting or time-consuming. Even small changes, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or scheduling short breaks for stretching throughout the day, can make a significant difference. By prioritizing our health and well-being, we not only improve our quality of life but also enhance our ability to lead and succeed in the world of business.


 

In conclusion, work-life balance is not a want, but a need. Exercise in some shape or form is a fundamental aspect of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and soul. By making time for physical activity, we can safeguard our physical health, bolster our mental well-being, and nourish our souls, ultimately enabling us to thrive both personally and professionally.


So lace, up those sneakers (or powerlifting shoes), roll out the yoga mat, or hit the gym—your business and your well-being depend on it.


Here's to unlocking fresh possibilities, from your favorite brand designer ❤

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