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Whether you are a shop owner, a corporate mogul, or a side-hustle stay-at-home mom, self-care is not only essential but, in my humble opinion, mandatory for your well-being.

 

It’s about recharging your batteries when they are drained. It’s about refilling your cup when it’s empty. It’s about taking care of YOU! When you do this selfless act, you are more effective to everyone around you whether at work or at home.

 

This makes you a better employer, listening more effectively and having more patience, which has the effect of encouraging your employees to work harder and more effectively themselves. When this happens, you can let the team do the tasks you don’t need to worry about and you can get to the good meaty business stuff. The boss babe stuff!
 

But first, you have to do the take care of yourself, stuff!

 

Here are Eight Things You Can Do Starting Today

Pamper your tootsies

Oh, your poor aching feet! They work daily to keep you steady and to get you where you want to go. It’s time to pamper them silly. Try a foot massage, whether in the form of your significant other (you can swap and massage each other), or this really fun foot massage machine. Another way to go is in the shower with our Feetz Foot Scrub. We take our regular scrub and triple whip it with Shea butter for extra moisturizing and plenty of scrubby, callous busting goodness. Your twinkle toes never had it so good. You’ll love the extra nourishing power of creams like Balmz as well. Talk about toe-tapping joy!

Choose the right workout gear

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your body. It helps not only build muscle and strength, but it helps us keep our balance, which gets more and more important as we age. You don’t need to overdo it and choose something you absolutely love to do so you’ll stick with it, but remember that exercising is a necessary self-care strategy. Make sure you get a great supportive bra, well-fitting sneakers, and good, solid leggings. The bra will support your delicate boobies, the sneakers will keep your feet and toes from feeling overwhelmed, and a great pair of leggings…well, they’re just plain comfortable and can go from workout to work without looking like you just rolled out of bed.

Outsourcing helps keep you sane

Getting personal assistant help is as wonderful and luxurious as it sounds. And sometimes it is literally the elixir you need to not only build your business but your life too. And you need a life outside work to keep the passion and the joy and the push to keep it all going within work. You can do it all, but why should you? Before you choose someone, make a list of what you do and don’t want and how much you are willing to pay. Will it be hourly or per job? There are services like Fiverr or Upwork or even local listings right in your neighborhood or local Facebook group. Finding the right person will do wonders for your business and your sanity!

Faces need extra special care

Having clear, glowing skin promotes self-confidence and helps you face the day with an added pep to your step. Our Facez Facial Scrub and Bye Bye Bagz Cream are 2 in particular that not only help your skin stay clean and clear, but they make you feel pretty special, too, because you are genuinely caring for yourself.

Eat your greens ( and reds and oranges!)

Maybe you don’t like spinach, but there is still plenty of healthy veggies for you to put on your plate. Eating more of Mother Natures’s bounty helps reduce inflammation, adds fiber, which reduces bloating, and fills you up with super nutrients that give your skin a beautiful and healthy glow.  Or maybe, like me, you prefer your veggies in liquid form. I love getting super nutrition packed in an easy-to-drink, delicious raw juice concoction. I make a green and a carrot blend so I cross the color spectrum of yum!

Great hair day, every day!

There is nothing like a good hair day! It makes everything else just better. And if you’ve ever almost fallen asleep in your hairdresser’s chair as they wash and scrub your scalp, you already know how wonderful products and taking care of your luscious locks and scalp can make you feel. Our shampoo and conditioner are the perfect duos to ensure your glossy, gorgeous hair. We will scent it with one of our blends, or create a signature scent, just for you, to match your personal style and mood.

Release, Relax and Move Forward

Let. That. Sh*t. Go! The past invariably comes back to rear its head, especially if it was a mistake or two you made in the journey, so realizing that you have permission within yourself to let it all go is powerful. As an entrepreneur, you don’t have time to let these old thoughts keep you down. Let. That. Sh*t. Go! Look with joy to your future and all the wisdom you have gained from those decisions you made. Progress, not perfection!

Meditation isn’t just for yogi’s anymore

Meditation, Pilates, Yoga, or the little-known NIA offer an opportunity for relaxation and a mental reset. Or pure body exercise with a mental reset on the side. When meditating or doing yoga, you let your mind free itself of negative thoughts, and then you fill it with better, more relaxing, and positive messages. Thoughts like you, on the beach, waves splashing, with a book in one hand and a cold drink in the other. These acts can also help you tap into things that are bothering your mind and body, even if you didn’t realize you were dwelling on them.

 

Self-care is not something that you should sideline for yourself.

 

If you want to be the best business owner you can be, you have to take care of the person running it: YOU! Prioritizing your own wellness isn’t selfish, and it’s one of the best things you can do for your business.

 

 

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