I recently polled Facebook friends/fans asking how they powered their morning (i.e. what they ate for breakfast). The results were interesting: everything from cookies to oatmeal to energy bars and a whole lot in between.
As an entrepreneur my health is super important to me. Of course it was previously, before I launched my own business as a writer. But now even more so. I don't have sick days. I can't call my boss and plead for a little time off because I have the sniffles or the flu.
Preventative measures are my best bet.
April, of the famed Blacksburg Belle, (a site you should definitely check out if you're a creative + biz minded) talks about the importance of what we eat during the day--and how it can power (or not) our tasks and creativity.
In addition to what we eat, it's important to move frequently. Have you heard that sitting on our butts all day is as unhealthy as smoking?! Crazy, right?
I've switched to a standing desk for most of the work day. And no, it's not the fancy, expensive type. Just a box and a big, thick book on my regular desk to get my laptop to the right height. I also try to get out for a 15-minute walk once a day, in addition to my morning workout (but not recently as the weather in New England has been hovering around zero!).
Oh, in if you're wondering I power my morning with a green protein smoothie and usually a toast or muffin with tahini or peanut butter. Yum!
What about you? How do you take care of your health as an entrepreneur and creative?
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