5 Stress-Reducing Activities for Powerful Women Entrepreneurs
As we ladies know all too well, power comes at a price. Giving everything you’ve got without holding back in your career and all your relationships often prevents you from stopping for even a second to think about your own needs. As if taking a break is not a necessity in this day and age, for the sake of staying sane and preserving your identity.
We all know that in order to reap the rewards of our efforts in every aspect of our lives, we need to find balance. And learning to focus on self-love and nurturing will actually magnify your love for others. Let’s go through some of the most effective activities to include in your life that can serve as your escape from stress!
Dedicate Time for Pampering
Turn off your phone and your computer and breathe. Whether you’d prefer to stay in, meditate, soak in a bubbly bath or go to a massage, you should always make time for those little things that give you a surge of fresh energy and inspiration.
This small chunk of time will not affect your work performance and personal life negatively, on the contrary! Learning to care for yourself and listen to your needs will only make you more sensitive to others, and expand your capacity to give. It will give your body and mind improved resilience to stress, a renewed positive perspective and a chance to appreciate yourself.
Visit a Yoga Retreat
It’s no news that this ancient skill has helped millions of busy bees detox from stress and gain greater emotional and mental balance. While you can always practice yoga in your local studio or incorporate it into your daily life by, for example, doing the Sun Salutations each morning, sometimes we need more effort to silence our rushing thoughts.
A trip to a summer yoga retreat is a perfect way to work on yourself, build strength, flexibility and achieve that balance that will help you progress in life. It’s healthy to slow down your pace every once in a while and stop to enjoy the quiet before the storm, because life truly is too short to spend it in a blur of stress.
Rejoice in Winter Sports
Keeping that childlike joy for the wonders of nature such as snow can be a challenge once adulthood kicks in, but giving it a stylish twist can turn your ordinary winter vacation into a whole new way of having fun! Even if you find it difficult to unwind, why not give your few days of mountain-time a fashion boost, because who says you can’t look good while practicing your favorite winter sport?
Make sure to pack your essentials, but also check out your favorite fashion savvy ski store to get things like gloves, socks and a hat that will keep you warm in your winter adventures. There’s no reason to not look and feel your best and enjoy the crisp mountain air while going down the white slopes, knowing that this short getaway will give you the much-needed serenity and peace of mind to prepare you for your upcoming battles.
Try Martial Arts
Fortunately or not, you cannot allow negative situations to affect your work, so there’s always that pent-up resentment and energy just waiting to burst out when you least expect it. Passionate people with great aspirations often find controlled force to be the perfect vent for their troubles.
There are short self-defense courses that will not only be liberating but also useful. You can also check out a local group that practices karate, Taekwondo, boxing or even something like MMA. A single class per week will help you release all your frustrations and give you greater drive for achieving new goals.
Find Time for a Workout
Owning and operating your own business will pose a great challenge for a woman who craves physical activity. On the other hand, many ladies focused on their careers lose their desire to exercise regularly which can be detrimental to their health and productivity. So, before you find yourself in that endless loop of work, consult a professional, find a gym or a dance studio and make your workouts a regular part of your schedule.
If you stick to it long enough to turn it into a well-formed habit, your body will ache for more activity and you’ll quickly see how regular exercising gives your body a way to detox from negative energy and all the accumulated stress.
Although your professional and personal success will always tamper with your priorities, pushing you to the point of burnout, remember that life will always test your strength, and you can always find ways to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Empower yourself by practicing self-care even in times of great stress and challenges because that’s when it matters most!
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Zara Lewis is a proud mom of two, life coach, writer and content editor on High Style Life. She’s passionate about promoting healthy lifestyle and creating a better world for the generations to come. She enjoys spending her free time with her family traveling, hiking and cycling.