CEOs have a lot to think about. Building a business from the ground up means more than just having a good idea and a willingness to work hard. It also means having the savvy to build a brand, the know-how to market their business and the drive to face the challenges of business without giving up.
Though it might seem superhuman, the people heading out favorite companies are just that: people. They just know how to use their time wisely, so they can remain efficient and meet their goals while also maintaining composure and wellness. So, how do entrepreneurs juggle business to-dos with self care, personal relationships and personal development?
To get to the bottom of what makes CEOs seemingly able to do it all, we gathered advice from a few successful entrepreneurs about their day-to-day habits.
Develop a Routine
Developing a morning and evening routine can help you ground yourself and train your body to be prepared for what it needs to do throughout the day. A morning routine including self hygiene practices, a workout and a healthy breakfast can help you get your morning started on a good note. Then, a detoxing evening routine including journaling, listening to music or reading can help you wind down and prepare for a productive tomorrow.
Meditation can help you stay grounded, alert and mindful throughout your day. A short morning meditation can get you prepared for the busy day ahead, while a lunchtime session can help ground you during your workday and keep you focused. Just a few minutes of meditation per day can help improve your memory and daily functioning.
Journaling is a great practice for anyone — but especially for entrepreneurs. Journaling can improve mood and memory, and can also help work through any complicated or heavy emotions that arise during the workday. More than that, a journal can be a good tool for getting inspired and planning out future work. You can use a journal as a meditative practice tool or a planning assistant, so long as you use it to better yourself and business.
Exercise When You Can
Beyond the obvious physical benefits of exercise, starting your morning with a quick run or gym session has been proven to be a boon to mental function and health. Exercising can help improve creativity and memory, while also releasing endorphins that can help improve your mood. A morning workout can help you feel energized and inspired ahead of a busy workday. And for those who don’t enjoy jogging or lifting weights, a morning exercise can be as simple as a quick walk around the block with a coffee or a short yoga session.