The art of balancing health and entrepreneurship
How do you lead a healthy lifestyle and grow a healthy company without sacrificing one for the other? The short answer is mindfulness and discipline.
As health focused entrepreneurs, we live in a fast environment that is constantly attempting to pull us away from homeostasis. Because of this, it is necessary to have a system of routines in place that continually pull you back to your point of equilibrium. Consistency of routine can only be achieved through Mindfulness. Mindfulness can be described as maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and physical body. It is this awareness that allows us to perpetually compare the things we are doing to the things that we know we should be doing. Awareness is important, but completely meaningless without application. Improvement requires deliberate action.
It is for this reason that discipline is the second half of the equation. Having established an inventory of our daily actions through mindfulness, we are then able to go go through the process of refining our habits with discipline. The things that bring us vibrance and good health are not always fun or enjoyable at times. Discipline is having the fortitude to endure temporary discomfort for the achievement of a much bigger goal. When you see the rewards of using mindfulness and discipline to achieve your goals it becomes easier to esablish these principles into your daily routine.