As a professional life and executive coach, I teach to my clients the importance of taking responsibility for creating a life that is balanced in mind, body, and spirit. As a busy grad. student, practicing therapist, practicing coach, budding business builder, and person who likes to make time to eat and sleep (note, this post is coming at 1AM), I struggle to "make" time to keep myself balanced.
Getting out of balance can cause our minds and bodies to spin far away from what we`d consider to be optimal functioning - and we do this because we see no other way to accomplish the lofty goals we entrepreneurs tend to set for ourselves. Unfortunately, we don`t always realize, until our bodies rebel against us, that it`s vital to our success to maintain an ongoing awareness of when our batteries need recharging, and when it`s time go for a jog and breath some fresh air, or spend time with friends and family.
One of the most insightful sayings I`ve come across sums up what could be a long journey into the idea of making sure we remember that there is more to our pursuits than just focused business practice: "In the beginning, we sacrifice our health to make money and in the end, we sacrifice our money to regain our health."
What are some of the ways you, as entrepreneurs, stay in balance amid the busy work of creating a business?
Michael B. Mark