It is important to have a balanced lifestyle to reduce stress, increase confidence, and provide a good view of life. Take time for yourself. You shouldn’t feel bad about it.
As women in business, we’re typically told that if we put ourselves first, we’re selfish. Honestly, there is nothing further from the truth.
A person’s ability to care for themselves does not imply selfishness or indifference to others. Being mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy is necessary if you want to bring your best self to the table.
Productivity is definitely influenced by your level of stress, and a low-stress environment promotes maximum output. For yourself and your team, you should be implementing a culture of self-care and mental health.
Now, there’s a lot of self-care advice out there, but unfortunately, not all of them are relevant to business. After all, you don’t want your team taking bubble baths at work!
However, by taking a look at how some of the world’s busiest people fill their cups first, you can increase the amount of self-care in your life and business. To help with this, we put together a list of self-care advice from successful business personalities.
For example, I’m sure you’re familiar with Oprah Winfrey! She went from talk show host to big-time media executive, has built a billion-dollar brand, and is an active philanthropist. Oprah makes it a point to take Sundays for herself as a spiritual time to reflect.
No work, no planning, just reflection. How does this translate to you and your team? Well, 94% of vacations have been shown to improve the energy and output of employees. Rest is very, very important!
So ensure you and everyone on your team are getting enough R&R!
Another great person to take advice from is Lucille Ball, an actress from the ’50s and ’60s. According to her, “You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
While it may sound corny, this is so genuinely true. When you love yourself, truly anything is possible. You’ll appreciate those around you more and make decisions from a place of power. This self-love will shine through in every aspect of your business and life.
The infographic below from The Derm Review provides more inspiration from the world’s busiest people. Implement it for your team or yourself and watch productivity, accuracy, and workplace satisfaction soar!