How To Balance Your Wellness And Manage A Coaching Business
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There’s no doubt about it; running a coaching business is a full-time job and then some. At times, you may feel stressed out and overworked, leaving little time to take care of even your own wellbeing. However, failing to look after your health is a massive mistake and could lead to further problems later down the line. Don’t miss these tips to help you balance both your wellness and your coaching business with ease.
Create an effective schedule
Much of the time, coaches’ stresses are created by nothing more than poor scheduling. If you feel as though you barely have time to cope with work, let alone your health and routine exercise, that is a problem. The key here is to figure out what it is that’s eating up the majority of your time.
To do so, it could be worth using a scheduling app, such as Toggl or Google Calendar. That way, you can track how much time each of your tasks takes you. Understanding what things take you the longest is the first step in effective time management practices.
Say ‘no’ to certain work demands
When you work for yourself, it can be tempting to say yes to every job, project or client that comes your way. While, in terms of your business, that could make perfect sense, you should also consider how it affects your overall wellbeing.
According to an in-depth report published in the US National Library of Medicine, learning to say no to certain work demands could be the answer to creating a better work-life balance. Agreeing to take on more than you can handle is a surefire way to burn yourself out.
Being overworked can lead to a stunning array of health complaints from the likes of anxiety and depression to heart disease. So, understanding that you can, and sometimes should, say no is essential to your general health.
Address health issues fast
When you’re busy running a coaching business, it’s easy to put off lsmall, everyday chores that really need your attention. One thing that you should never overlook, though, is your health. The moment that an unexpected ailment or health complaint arises, you should take the time to get it sorted out. Doing so could be a real time-saver in the long run.
For example, it will take up very little of your time to address foot conditions and other minor injuries. However, when left untreated, these problems can worsen and cause you pain and discomfort on a day to day basis. Should you approach the issues head-on when you notice their symptoms, you will never have that problem.
Take regular exercise or activity
Be honest: Do you make time for regular exercise? Many coaches are so busy running their businesses that they hardly ever hit the gym. That has to change. Staying active and keeping fit can genuinely help you to manage your work-life balance, according to the results of a 2014 study. That means that adding a quick run to your schedule could make all the difference to how you cope with work while maintaining your wellness levels.
About Joe Fleming
Joe Fleming is the President at ViveHealth.com. Interested in all things related to living a healthy lifestyle, he enjoys sharing and expressing his passion through writing. Working to motivate others and defeat aging stereotypes, Joe uses his writing to help all people overcome the obstacles of life.
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