As an entrepreneur, preventing compassion fatigue or burn out is a full time job in itself.
But, if you are unable to do nothing else of the sage wisdom and advice I give you to prevent burn out in your business, then I wish that you would heed this one piece of advice.
Before you scroll down, if you are reading this right now and you aren’t sure if you are burnt out, here’s a great post talking all about some of the signs that you might be burnt out or at least heading in that direction. If you read it and agree, come back to this post to hear what I have to say below!
Are you ready for this?
You probably aren’t going to like it, but here goes:
Get moving. Move your body. Be active. Work out.
As I mentioned in my post about How I Recovered From Burn Out In My Business, getting fit and healthy was the biggest way I have been able to fend off burn out in my business.
In order to have energy, you must create it.
And as we all know, entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint of heart—it takes a lot of energy to build an empire.
How will you ever build a successful business if you barely have the energy to get through the day?
It doesn’t matter where you are in your health journey, but as long as you make it a priority to get up, go for a walk, spend thirty minutes doing cardio, take a yoga class, whatever your method of moving may be.
That’s it. Thirty minutes a day devoted to keeping your health and sanity in check.
The best part? Moving your body also helps to fight off anxiety, helps you sleep, and keeps your stress levels in check.
I hope you are convinced by now to go for that jog or take a long walk with your kids!
My favorite ways to stay active and healthy are to take a hot yoga class, walk my pups at our local park, go for a swim, or head out with my husband on a long hike in nature.
I can always tell my body appreciates the motion and I have stamina to work daily in and out to build The Girl Inspired Project.