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6 Self-Care Rituals For Busy Entrepreneurs

As a busy entrepreneur, sometimes you may feel like you don’t have time to take care of yourself. In order to embrace all that life has to offer, I recommend that you move self-care to the top of your list.

The rituals you practice to take care of your mind, body and soul can be soothing and contribute to the contentment and joy you feel in everything you do.

Review these self-care rituals to remind yourself how important you are. Then, revive some of your own practices or add new ones that soothe you.

1. Practice soothing, healthful skin care.

Regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman, your skin needs all the help it can get. After all, skin protects you 24/7.

Morning and evening, clean, tone and moisturize your face.

Apply lotion to your body at least once a day to protect your skin from excessive dryness.

2. Exercise.

Exercising relieves your stress and rejuvenates both your mind and body.

Even if you just exercise 15 minutes twice a day (morning and evening), getting the physical activity your body craves will revive your mood and enrich your life profoundly.

Try a 10-minute walk to give your mind a rest or lift your spirits. Whether you choose a brisk pace or a slow saunter to admire the landscape, consider it a gift to yourself to go for a brief stroll.

3. Re-acquaint yourself with the magic and exhilaration that nature provides.

Nothing relaxes and nurtures us like getting outdoors.

Find time to sit on your porch to watch the birds.

Take a few minutes to care for a flower garden, or go for a walk in the park.

4. Shower Daily.

Bathing is one of the top self-soothing moments of your day. By adjusting one or two things about your shower, it becomes a relaxing ritual you can look forward to.

Rather than rush through your bath or shower every morning and evening, take the time to soothe yourself by using a luscious soap or that new loofah sponge or bath puff.

Light scented candles, put on relaxing music, and take the time to fully enjoy them.

5. Take time to do the one thing you really love to do.

There’s something so delicious and special about having the time and space to do whatever it is that you get excited about.

Maybe you’ve got an insatiable love of reading, but struggle to find the time to read with working and family tasks tugging at you. Or perhaps you like to sew or work with wood. No matter what your beloved activity, figure out a way to make it happen.

Even if it’s every other day or once a week, an important part of self-care is doing what makes your heart sing.

6. Stay in touch with your feelings.

You may think this sounds somewhat cliché. But the truth is that if you’re honest with yourself about how you feel, you’ll have more peace and contentment inside.

Living your life based on your real feelings will bring comfort and joy to your soul. It can be a challenge to be truthful with yourself and others about how you feel. But if you do, the rewards are great.

By engaging in activities and rituals that soothe you deep inside, you will be a more effective business leader and a happier person overall. You are like a race horse – you need care and attention if you expect yourself to perform at your best. You can experience a deeply satisfying life through practicing soul-soothing, self-care rituals on a regular basis.

006 Alexis Katz: It’s Never Too Late to Reinvent Yourself

Alexis Katz joined the January 6, 2020 episode of The Vacation Effect Podcast, where she talked about the importance of self-care in creating your dream business. Listen to full episode here.

In this episode, Denise and Alexis discuss:

  • How Alexis has reinvented herself multiple times and the lessons she learned that transformed everything
  • Using your inner guidance to help you reach your goals faster
  • How to tap into that inner guidance to begin with
  • The surprising way to break through your prior income setpoints
  • The importance of self-care in creating your dream business

Key Takeaways:

  • Everything is happening FOR me, not TO me.
  • Lean into asking yourself, “What are you wanting to show me?”  The sooner you get to that realization, the sooner you’ll have clarity to reach your goals.
  • Most businesses are stuck at a certain level because they haven’t made room for the growth with the proper foundational pieces.

“What I’ve come to realize is that the sooner I can acknowledge my own limitations and my own shortcomings in a healthy way, where I’m not trying to hide them because I’m ashamed of them, but instead bring them out in a way where I could teach from them, the faster I was able to make the internal changes that ultimately led to different external results.” —  Alexis Katz

About Alexis Katz:

Alexis is a lawyer, entrepreneur, CEO, founder, and new economy personal finance expert. She founded two companies, one (called New Law Business Model) that teaches lawyers how to serve families and business owners in ways that make a real difference in their lives. Her other company (Eyes Wide Open) supports you in being your own best financial advisor, with right-aligned decision making around legal, insurance, financial and tax matters.

Alexis also works with private clients to support the highest and best use of their time, energy, attention and money (TEAM) resources, so you can allocate your resources toward what really matters. Alexis most enjoys supporting families in bridging the gap between the generations with conversations around the highest and best use of Family Wealth.

Connect with Alexis Katz:

Twitter: @AlexisNeely & @NewLawBizModel

Facebook: Ali Katz & Alexis Neely & New Law Business Model

Website: & New Law Business Model

YouTube: Alexis Katz

Medium: Alexis Neely

LinkedIn: New Law Business Model

Instagram: @alexisalikatz

Connect with Denise Gosnell and The Vacation Effect:


Show:  The Vacation Effect Podcast

Book:  The Vacation Effect Book


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