How to Prime Your Body and Mind for Productivity as an Entrepreneur

Many entrepreneurs practise the mantra: “If you can't take care of yourself, how can you take care of a business?”

As an entrepreneur, you are not restricted by working hours. You are always on the clock, and even during inopportune times, you are still thinking about your business. Nevertheless, no matter how busy you are, you have to take a step back in order to take care of yourself. Below are several examples of vital self-care routines that can help to elevate your productivity and overall mental wellbeing.

Entrepreneurship often involves communication, negotiations, presentations and so forth. Preparation is the key to take a step forward in your business endeavours. So, how can you prepare yourself, physically and mentally? Ironically, you have to get more rest. An adult is recommended to get around 7-9 hours of sleep every night. When you get sufficient sleep, you will feel more energized, gain more mental clarity, and your productivity will increase as well.

As we age, our body develops more sensitivity or allergies to certain food products. Keeping track of your food intake and monitoring how your body reacts to certain foods are essential to avoiding sick days. By identifying a diet that keeps you energized, you can choose to maintain the diet in the long run. Entrepreneurs are also recommended to take supplements such as anti-inflammatory supplements to aid in digestion and immune health.

When you start your entrepreneurial journey, you may think that you have to do everything on your own to get it right. However, it would be best if you allowed yourself to delegate some of the tasks to your coworkers and vendors. Divide and conquer strategy will alleviate your stress level and save a lot of time to complete a task.

Meditation is not only about surrounding ourselves with candles, nature soundtracks and a peaceful pose. Nowadays, there are many influxes of technology, namely apps that can teach us to meditate anytime and anywhere. For example, we can meditate at work while taking a 15-minute break. Meditation also helps with self-reflection and allows your mind to unwind. Indeed, your productivity will soar once you take care of yourself.


Sleep for 7-9 hours every night
Monitor food intake and invest in supplements
Use divide and conquer strategy to complete the task faster
Practice meditation daily