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Finding Ways to Relax as Busy Entrepreneur

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As a busy entrepreneur, taking the time out to relax might seem near impossible when you have 101 different things to do and not enough hours in the day, but making time for yourself is essential to improving your work performance. Without having any downtime, you will eventually crash and burn, which is the last thing you want to happen. Therefore, you need to take some time out of your busy schedule and find ways to relax. Here are 4 of the best ways that you can relax when you are a busy entrepreneur.

Spend time with those you love

More than likely, you spend the majority of your time working away at the office into the late hours, so why not leave work a little earlier than you usually do and spend your time with your loved ones? Spending some time with your family and friends will enable you to relax because you are in the company of those that know you best. You could make a real night of it by ordering a takeaway and watching a movie with your children, or by organising a much-needed catch up with old friends over a drink at your local pub, or you could even go on a romantic date with your other half!

Book a Holiday

Everyone needs a break from work that allows them to escape from normality for a change, and as a busy entrepreneur, you shouldn’t be any different. Booking an all inclusive resort in Grenada will enable you to completely forget about work as you chill out on the beautiful beaches and take a swim in crystal clear waters that surround this amazing island. You can sit back and indulge in delicious food and refreshing drinks with your loved ones, and go back to work after a week or two feeling ready to tackle work again.

Find a hobby

While it’s great to spend your time with others, having time to yourself is just essential for relaxing and finding a hobby is the perfect way to spend this time. Some of the best hobbies that are known to calm the mind include:

  • Painting
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Journaling

Whatever you choose to do, whether this is playing an instrument or video games or even just simply going to movies, spending time doing something you love is a sure way to help you relax before you go back to work.

Make the most any downtime

There are probably a lot of moments during your day that make for the perfect opportunity to relax, without you even realising. Start by changing a few of your bad habits such as going on your phone, scrolling through social media, or looking at emails during your downtime and make the most of it instead. You could do any of the following.

  • Reading

Rather than sit on your phone in bed, pick up a book you’ve been meaning to read for ages, instead. You could even take it to work and read it in your lunch break, as this will truly allow you to escape into another world.

  • Listen to music

Whether you choose to listen to this in the shower, or while you are getting ready for work, or as you are heading home in the car, put on some music that will help you to relax. Choose calming sounds to ensure that you reduce the risk of causing yourself a headache.

  • Watch TV

One way to chill is by simply switching the TV on and watching a juicy drama or funny sitcom as you’re cooking or planning the next working day. Thanks to streaming devices, it is easier than ever to watch TV wherever you are, even in the bath if you want!

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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