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The Importance of Sleep and Health for Entrepreneurs

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Being creative and innovative are great characteristics to have. You have the ability to make positive contributions and improvements to society. If you are an entrepreneur, you will need to be a bit more creative than others so that you can have your competitive advantage. However, you have to take care of yourself before your creativity can reach its maximum potential. Many entrepreneurs fail to take proper care of themselves, either due to lack of time or resources. We will be discussing a few changes to your lifestyle that you can make in order to optimize your creative energy! 

Eat a Healthy Diet

Many people claim that they do not have enough time to put together healthy meals. However, this is not an excuse for not eating properly. If you do not have time to cook entire meals, at least ensure that you are getting the correct portions of each food group every day. Just eating one type of food, even if it is healthy for you, will not give you a sufficient amount of nutrients to fuel your body. You need a diverse range of dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables, and grain products.

Try bringing healthy snacks to your office to eat throughout the day. Protein in the mornings for energy and then introduce some carbs during the afternoon to boost brain activity. You will feel fuller, and will probably end up losing weight! If you are not sure how to begin eating better, you could always consult a dietitian. They can take a look at what you have been eating, and guide you on a healthier path. Everybody type is different and requires variances in diet and nutrients, depending on sex, size, even blood type. Eating properly is one of the first steps you can take to improving yourself and boosting your creativity!
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Get the Right Mattress

If you are not comfortable at night, you will not get a good night’s sleep. This means that you will wake up feeling groggy and unproductive which sets your day up for failure. This is a detriment to your creativity, because you are not performing at your optimal level. Getting the right mattress for you can take a little bit of work, but it will definitely pay off for you in the end! To determine this, you should figure out what your ideal mattress feels like. Do you want it soft, firm, thick, thin, etc.? Sometimes people need to have certain mattresses in order to sleep at night. For instance, if you have chronic pain in your body, you will need a softer mattress. This will cushion the pain, and you will have an easier time falling asleep. For those who prefer to sleep on their backs require a firmer mattress to keep their spines aligned. Good quality mattresses come at a cost, but they allow you to wake up feeling extremely refreshed, which is the most important thing. 

Take Some Time to Yourself

Taking care of yourself does not just mean your physical body. It also means paying attention to your mental health as well. You need to be sure to take some time out of your day and focus on you. Eliminate the stresses that you have been worrying about, and just relax. This will help you clear your mind and focus on the important things. If you have a really busy day, even just taking a couple minutes can help drastically. Step away into a quiet space for a moment, and just concentrate on ridding your mind of stress. If you are feeling very overwhelmed, you can try taking an entire day off just to do your own thing. This is known as ‘taking a mental health day,’ and workplaces and schools all over the world have recently been moving toward the idea. They have been shown to provide relief to stress and anxiety.

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Conclusion

Being a creative and energetic person is awesome, but it sometimes takes a bit of work to get yourself to that point. If you are taking care of yourself properly, you will have enough extra energy to focus on your projects and ideas. Otherwise, you will just be dragging yourself through life, feeling uninspired and unmotivated. By eating the right diet, getting a good mattress, and focusing on your mental health, you have the ability to return yourself to your optimal state. Just by making these few lifestyle changes you will feel better overall, and your flashes of inspiration will likely become much more frequent! 

Author’s Bio

Frank Apodaca is the editor of The Sleep Judge. A website focused on raising awareness on the importance of sleep and also providing reviews on the latest sleep products. Follow the Sleep Judge on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

 


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Published on: 18th September 2017

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