If you feel “burnout” setting in, or if you feel demoralised or exhausted, it is best for the sake of everyone around you, to withdraw and restore yourself.
We can’t give what we don’t have. Although many of us may consider taking time for ourselves to be selfish, it is in fact the opposite.
It’s hard to be there for others, be confident, successful or anything else we want to be, when we’re physically or mentally unhealthy. As the old Spanish Proverb goes “a man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools”.
Dawn Campbell, accredited health coach and director at IAPC&M knows that one’s health is, or should be our number one priority – it’s an asset, and something that everyone has complete control over. So why do we squander it by giving ourselves too much to do and neglecting those things that really matter to us?
Entrepreneurs, especially, can find it all too easy to lose themselves to work and in chasing their goals. Consequently, cracks start to show in health and relationships as our minds and bodies take the hit!
So, what’s the solution?
In the simplest terms, and we can all achieve this; we just need to positively, purposely and actively take time out for ourselves in a way that rejuvenates and energises our mind, body and spirit. Something that brings us joy. After all, if we don’t take care of ourselves, who will? Also, remember ‘doing nothing is doing something’ it’s about getting off the treadmill, it’s not rocket science, if you do not take time out for your health, you will be forced to take time out for ill health – just saying it’s your choice to responsible for your health, no-one else can do it for you.