Welcome to the entrepreneurial trenches, where I’ve weathered countless storms and soared to exhilarating heights. Through multiple exits and a rollercoaster of successes and setbacks, one thing has become abundantly clear: self care isn’t just a luxury; it’s a non-negotiable for sustained success. Join me as I share the wisdom gleaned from my journey and unveil my secrets to self care that have been instrumental in navigating the tumultuous terrain of entrepreneurship.


Embrace mindfulness and meditation

Amidst the chaos of entrepreneurship, cultivating a practice of mindfulness and meditation has been one of my secret weapons. By grounding myself in the present moment, I’ve found clarity in the midst of chaos and resilience in the face of adversity.

Take it from someone who’s been there: a few moments of stillness each day can make all the difference. I find a walk out in nature, without my devices is the best way to blow off the cobwebs.


Make exercise a non-negotiable

As an entrepreneur, your body is your greatest asset, and regular exercise is the key to getting it in shape so it can reach it’s full potential. 


From early morning runs to late-night gym sessions, prioritising physical activity has kept me sharp, energised, and ready to tackle whatever challenges come my way. Trust me, the investment in your health is worth every ounce of sweat.


Nourish your body, nourish your mind

The fuel you put into your body directly impacts your performance as an entrepreneur. Opt for nutrient-dense foods that fuel your body and mind for optimal performance. Sure, the occasional late-night pizza may be tempting, but nothing beats the sustained energy and mental clarity that comes from a well-balanced diet.

At one point I had set breakfast, lunch and dinner that I knew just worked for me. 

It certainly removed the thought process behind deciding what to eat and freed up mental space for more important business action.


Prioritise rest and recovery

There’s a culture that glorifies hustle and grind, isn’t there? It’s this culture that makes it easy to overlook the importance of rest and recovery. Yet, I’ve learned the hard way that burnout and long hours is not a badge of honour.


Make sleep a priority, carve out time for relaxation, and give your body the change to fully rest. Your business will thank you for it.


Cultivate a support network

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey, but it doesn’t have to be. By surrounding yourself with a tribe of fellow entrepreneurs who understand the highs and lows of the journey. Lean on them for support, guidance, and camaraderie.


Together, you’ll weather the storms and celebrate the victories like never before.
Human connection is everything!


Find joy in creativity

As entrepreneurs, we’re often consumed by the demands of building our businesses. But amidst the hustle, don’t forget to make time for creativity and play. Whether it’s painting, writing, or strumming a guitar, creative expression can be the antidote to burnout and an outlet for untapped innovation.


Integrate work and life mindfully

Finally, strive for harmony between your work and personal life. Yes, entrepreneurship requires dedication and hard work, but it’s also about living a life of fulfilment and purpose.


Set boundaries, prioritise what matters most. You’re in control. 

And remember that success is not just about the bottom line – it’s about finding joy and fulfilment in every aspect of your life.


We all learn differently, self care isn’t selfish. And it’s definitely not worth neglecting until it’s too late. Get ahead of burnout with a solid self care strategy, as it’s the foundation for sustained success and fulfilment.


By embracing mindfulness, prioritising your health, nurturing your relationships, and finding joy in the journey, you can weather any storm and emerge stronger on the other side.


So, entrepreneurs, learn from the lessons of someone who’s been there: take care of yourself, and the rest will fall into place.