As an entrepreneur, you might know every little detail about your clients, but do you know the last time you took a walk to get some fresh air? Self-care is extremely important when you’re an entrepreneur because you’ll only be able to take care of your business if you take care of yourself. Here are some tips for making time for self-care while running your UK-based company.

Develop an Exercise Routine

Save time by skipping the commute to the gym and creating at-home workout routines. For high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, use exercise equipment, such as stair climbers or jump ropes, to do short, intense workouts between meetings or during lunch. HIIT workouts have proven mental health benefits, as the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience found that study participants had improved memory after six weeks of interval workouts.

If you fancy yoga, consider getting in the habit of doing a yoga routine at the beginning and end of your day. You can also book a yoga retreat in the United Kingdom when you want to take self-care to a new level.

Outsource Your Tasks

You might be tempted to handle every aspect of your business yourself. However, there are plenty of times when outsourcing a task to a third party benefits you by freeing up more of your time to pour into other things.

Online marketplaces such as Fiverr and Upwork are great places to find talented freelancers who can assist you with tasks such as data entry, social media, email marketing, data analytics, and more. Thoroughly vet all candidates before deciding, and read their reviews from other employers.

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Entrepreneurship can be just as stressful as it is rewarding, so you need to have support for your mental health as you build your company. Consider using online mental health services such as BetterHelp and Cerebral to connect with licensed therapists and counsellors who can help you manage your mental health as an entrepreneur.

Online platforms have much larger pools of service providers to choose from, and you can receive help from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Many virtual mental health professionals offer free consultations to determine if they’re the right provider for you.

Create a DBA

Much of your work-life balance as an entrepreneur depends upon finding ways to simplify running your business. Creating a DBA or “doing business as” name allows you to offer other products or services under a name that’s different from your business’s legal name. This means you can easily expand your business and preserve your legal and tax benefits.

Use Tech to Save Time

All businesses need to be efficient, and one way you can achieve this is by using free online tools to manipulate large files. You can leave comments directly in the document, eliminating the need for time-consuming email communications. Here’s how to edit a PDF online and for free.

Care for Your Company, Care for You

Your company can only thrive if you do. Take the right steps as a leader to care for yourself through exercise, therapy, and optimizing your business tasks. For help in finding mental health colleagues in the United Kingdom, visit The Therapists’ Network.

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By Julia Mitchell at