3 enriching habits for any entrepreneur

In theory, every business savvy individual knows what it takes to become a great entrepreneur.

An aspiring entrepreneur must be confident, disciplined and determined in order to achieve their goals, as well as form entrepreneurial habits.

But becoming a well-rounded and accomplished leader isn’t just about who you are when you’re working. It’s also about who you are when you’re away from work, the things you do to switch off, and how the habits of your personal life enrich your entrepreneur skills and ambition, enabling you to flourish and prosper in your work life.

This list shares three common habits and hobbies of successful businesspeople that will enhance your mind and body and improve your life both in and out of the boardroom.

Exercise

Regular exercise is a healthy habit that we should all maintain.

But for those in demanding, high-powered careers, a workout is not only a great boost to your physical health, but it can also be a much-needed stress reliever.

It’s a well-known fact that yoga reduces tension in your mind as well as your body, and can be great for your circulation, metabolism and overall fitness.

Whether you’re already a convert, or a beginner looking to get started, plenty of studios offer regular classes that can give your habit some routine. London-based Embody Wellness are one such studio, who offer classes in yoga, pilates, barre and more, as well as massage and beauty treatments if you’re looking to indulge in a little self care too.

Read

In these techno times, it’s difficult not just finding the time to read, but finding the inclination and the commitment.

After a stressful day, it’s often easier to switch on the TV and switch off your mind than it is to sit down and focus on a book.

But the latter is actually better for you in more ways than you’d expect.

The mental effort required for reading is far greater than required for TV. It’s even scientifically proven to slow brain decay and can even help you live longer.

Reading is also more relaxing, and opting for a physical, paper books (as opposed to an e-reader, or any other type of screen) can help to regulate sleep patterns too, especially for those who read before bed.

Learn a new skill

Learning a new skill, such as a musical instrument or additional language, is beneficial for a number of recreational and practical reasons.

Naturally, the more skills you have under your belt, the better, but activities such as playing an instruments or drawing can be the perfect pastime to unwind and take your mind off any stressors.

They are valuable hobbies to have not simply because they teach you a new skill, but because it gives you a sense of accomplishment that comes without pressure – unlike the intense challenges of the workplace, there are no consequences when it goes wrong, but when you succeed, it’s extremely rewarding.

Still not convinced? Check out these 7 great benefits of having a hobby!