If you are a budding entrepreneur and have decided to start your own side hustle, you already know you have a lot of work ahead in setting up and growing your new company. While working hard is a quality many people respect, it's important not to exhaust yourself and practice self-care as you embark on the next chapter in your professional career.
Allen Marketing Communications, Inc, a boutique travel and lifestyle public relations agency, often works with start-ups and emerging companies to secure brand and consumer awareness in their respective industries. In this blog, we help budding entrepreneurs discover how you maintain a work and lifestyle balance as you grow your business with these tips.
Design a Home Office That Keeps You Calm and Focused
If you’re working from home, you’ll need a home office that keeps you productive. If possible, try to locate your office away from noise and distractions in your home. Some ergonomic furniture that promotes good posture can help as well.
If your current apartment is lacking space, consider moving to the suburbs for roomier accommodations. For instance, an area such as Stamford is only 40 miles from NYC. If you need to travel into the city,then it’s less than an hour away by train. Look for a unit that already has a home office, or find a dwelling with an extra bedroom that you can use as your office.
Consult your tax accountant to discover the standard deductions you are allowed as a small business owner every year.
Consider the Benefits of Outsourcing
Don't try to tackle every issue on your own. It's possible to outsource just about everything these days, such as media relations, social media and influencer marketing and SEO for your website while managing your business. Make a list of areas you think you could benefit from having outside support in, and start delegating to professionals who can assist you.
If you need help with your business, you can find a variety of affordable boutique consultancies who can perform tasks such as writing for your company blog, putting your website together and even managing IT. This can give you more time to focus on running your company and doing what you do best.
Use Meditation and Yoga to Relax
Getting stressed out can happen to anyone, even if you are working for yourself. Learn more about the benefits of using yoga and meditation in tandem with one another to exercise while developing a calm and collected mindset.
Meditation can help you clear your thoughts, allowing you to gradually feel relaxed. If you are dealing with stressful situations, this can be especially useful. While yoga can be used as a challenging workout, many of the positions also lend themselves to helpful ways to destress the body.
If you find yourself in need of a way to decompress, consider using yoga and meditation together.
Get Enough Rest Every Night
While this may seem obvious, many budding entrepreneurs are working 24 hours seven days a week to transform their side hustle into a profitable business and they are often pushing themselves to the limit.
Make sure every evening you are turning in a time that works for you. Adults usually need between seven to nine hours of sleep every night, but depending on your health, you might need more or less.
Make sure you have enough rest so you can focus on aspects of your business that are necessary while still having enough time to tend to other daily tasks, such as taking care of family and yourself.
Find a Business Mentor
While working on your side hustle, you might need a listening ear to help you solve any business challenge. You might benefit from a mentor who has been down a similar path as you and can offer invaluable advice to help you grow your business.
SCORE, a service of the U.S. Small Business Administration, pairs entrepreneurs with volunteer mentors, usually retired entrepreneurs, who share their business experience with new entrepreneurs. It is a free service for rising entrepreneurs to seek guidance for individuals who have led successful and profitable businesses.
Running your own business can be financially freeing. While working on your own, make time to take care of yourself to avoid burnout and keep your company going strong.
As your side hustle evolves into a profitable business, our boutique travel and lifestyle public relations agency can help you to stay top of mind with your target audience. Give us a call.
Guest post by Chelsea Lamb at Businesspop.net