7 Jul 2016, 11:06 — 5 min read
The life of busy entrepreneurs & professionals is an endless series of urgent projects and deadlines. With the demands that our roles impose on us, it is very easy to lose sight of basic personal requirements like eating properly, at the right time, and getting sufficient sleep.
The need for a work-life balance
As a busy entrepreneur, you tend to give priority to work, where eating, sleeping and leisure take a backseat. For those that have family, the situation on our health and nutrition worsens, as we also struggle to find time to also prioritise our families.
This entrepreneur lifestyle is bound to take a toll on your health, both physical and mental, and will result in loss of energy, making you inefficient in your work. Creating work-life balance, will help to increase your energy and efficiency at work, as well as improve your physical, mental and spiritual condition. In a world where 94% of working professionals admitted they worked over 50 hours per week, and almost half were found to be doing over 65 hours a week, the need for work-life balance is more important now than ever. In simple terms, it means striking a balance between work and lifestyle. Below are a few simple techniques to adopt in achieving a healthier work-life balance:
How to stay energized as an overworked, busy entrepreneur or professional
If you feel that you have lost your spark, and you find it difficult to go on with your daily routine, you may be headed for ‘executive burnout’, defined as “a total loss of energy and interest and an inability to function effectively, experienced by some executives as a result of excessive demands upon their resources or chronic overwork”.
Try out these simple steps to restore your vigor and get back your energy:
The food we eat greatly impact our health and fitness. Food packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals such as fruit and vegetables, will help to restore energy and be active. Food is the fuel which creates energy for your body, but as a busy professional, you need to enforce some food-life balance. When we are told to “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”, this may not apply to everyone’s situation. We are all unique and depending on job function, physical activity levels, height and weight, some may need to tweak the amount they eat at certain times of the day. Following are a few tips for how to create some food-life balance for the life of the busy entrepreneur or executive:
Feeling energised as an entrepreneur is key to performing well at work, and in your personal life. To reach your potential however, take some time to understand work-life balance and food-life balance, and how you can apply these connects to your lifestyle for better output.
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