“As much as we have that idea that machines are made with screws and metal, we must not forget that our body is like a machine, that is, it needs fuel to function, maintenance to keep everything in order and adjustments to produce correctly,” Says Yogesh Rao.
He further adds “Without maintenance, any machine fails, including its body. Think that you are the same as the equipment in your business and that, therefore, you need to undergo periodic maintenance, except that in your case this maintenance must be done every week!”
Here are some tips by Yogesh Rao on what to do to align entrepreneurship and quality of life.
1. Strengthen Your Body To Strengthen Your Mind
That old saying of a healthy body, healthy mind is no joke. There is a direct relationship between body health and mental performance. Physical activities help release hormones that regulate our mood, help maintain self-esteem and cooperate to regulate brain functions.
A sedentary lifestyle is so dangerous for us that some experts consider it to be a disease. But this is, perhaps, the most simple disease to be cured: a little willpower and commitment are enough.
Exercising is something that should be part of your weekly routine at least 3 days a week. It doesn’t take much time, something like 40 minutes of moderate physical activity (like walking) is enough.
Analyze your schedule, find the best times and stick to your exercises. In a few weeks, you will be able to notice an increase in your productivity, an improvement in your daily mood and, of course, positive changes in your body!
2. Drink Water During The Day
Staying hydrated is essential for regulating brain functions, avoiding headaches and achieving good concentration levels. You may even think that water is just for not dying of thirst, but it is essential to balance biological functions in your body, including your reasoning.
3. Eat Healthily
Do you know what happens if you add gasoline to your car? He chokes, fails to develop speed and is in danger of breaking. The same thing happens to you. Water and food are the fuels of this machine called entrepreneur, however, if the fuels are not of good quality, the machine can suffer.
Eat well, try to balance your diet and avoid excess, especially fats and carbohydrates. These foods give a false feeling of satiety, put in your body several bad substances (such as cholesterol, trans fats and excess sodium).
The result is that hunger that comes right after lunch, not to mention the exaggeration in calories and the sleep that the digestion of these foods entails.
4. Regulate Your Sleep
Sleep is essential for your good performance. Sleeping too little or sleeping poorly will make you slow down the next day, with difficulties in catching the stride and facing the routine with an open chest.
If you are the type who likes to stay up late, be careful with your hours of sleep and try to maintain an average of 7 to 8 hours a day of rest. If your routine allows it, start working a little later, however, if that is not possible, you will have to accept that those hours so much appreciated in the morning service to sleep and rest and not to stay awake.
And here’s one more sleep tip: turn off your cell phone, TV, computer or any electronic device at least half an hour before bed. These devices emit light, which breaks down the production of a hormone called melatonin, responsible for sleep. Those who are in the habit of turning off the TV and running to bed may experience restless sleep and difficulty falling asleep.
5. Beware Of Harmful Habits
Habits like smoking, drinking and eating junk food (calorie snacks and foods of low nutritional quality) should not be used as an escape valve! In addition, it is important to be careful with another bad habit that is usually part of the entrepreneur’s routine: inadequate posture. Sitting without taking care of your posture is a crime for your spine and can leave you with chronic pain and even scoliosis. Take care and police yourself!
Yogesh Rao is Self Made Millionaire, World traveller, Serial- Entrepreneur and investor. Right now he lives in UAE and motivates an upcoming generation to become an entrepreneur. You can follow Yogesh Rao on Facebook / Yogesh Rao on Instagram. For regular update, you can visit his website: http://officialyogeshrao.com/