Healthy Eating & Exercise

Following on from my blogs of previous weeks featuring tips for other aspiring entrepreneurs, one thing I think is integral to success is taking care of yourself.
When you are trying to launch a startup or make your idea a success, a common mistake is to run yourself into the ground. People healthy eatingwho are passionate about turning their dreams into a reality tend to work too hard, for too long, eat unhealthily and not exercise enough and sleep sporadically.
It’s really tempting (and something I’ve been guilty of) to put your life on hold when you are pushing to succeed, so instead of eating properly, I would often replace meals with quick snacks like chocolate that would give me a sharp energy boost. This doesn’t work however, if you don’t eat properly, you don’t function properly and so, though you think you might be gaining hours by not taking the time out to eat a proper meal, in reality you probably aren’t, because your mind just does not work as well if you aren’t getting the right nutrients. This isn’t to say that you have to make the time for a three course meal every day, that’s just unrealistic and of course there will be the odd days where you will have to replace a meal with a quick snack in order to get something exercisedone for a deadline, but if you remain focused on a healthy eating routine, it is much better for your productivity!
The same goes for exercise; if you spend too long sat at a desk staring at a laptop, you’ll cause yourself all manner of problems like backache and sore eyes for example. Make time for exercise, as it will keep you firing all cylinders. Sometimes when you hit a road block and don’t know where to turn next, a little bit of exercise can you give your mind the boost it needs to help you figure out your next move. A common misconception when people are suffering with fatigue or tiredness is that exercise is the last thing that will help. That just isn’t true, exercising will increase your stamina, pump loads of good endorphins through your brain and improve your sharpness. You don’t have to join an expensive gym, going for a walk or a jog in the park will have the same effect.