If Seth Godin drinks a healthy smoothie and Mark Cuban exercises for an hour every day, you can too.
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In the desire to find monetary or business success, it is easy to lose focus on personal health.
You'll have less time and different priorities than you had in your life before going into business, so scheduling a space for healthy habits can be intimidating.
However, if you want a better chance of long-term success, you must take care of your health. Staying healthy can help you be disciplined, improve your productivity and, of course, keep you alive longer.
Take a look at the health habits of these five successful entrepreneurs and get inspired to have a health routine of your own:
1. Jack Dorsey meditates for 30 minutes a day
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square , meditates for 30 minutes a day , after his wake-up time, around 5 a.m. Mindfulness meditation helps the mind and emotional health more than physical, but is a beneficial addition to the routine. Mindfulness helps clear your head so you can focus more efficiently throughout the day. It also reduces stress and anxiety .
2. Avram Miller sticks to a consistent sleep schedule
Avram Miller, a former corporate vice president of business development at Intel and current vice president of Sommetrics, says the secret to his success is sleep . As he told Inc., “I used to think sleeping was a waste of time. Now I think it is one of the three pillars of health, the other two are exercise and diet. I also think it is important to have a regular schedule. I go to sleep at the same time and sleep the same number of hours every day. ” Losing sleep can make you irritable, less productive, and more susceptible to various diseases. And as mattress company Layla Sleep has posted on its site, sleep deprivation can even intensify physical pain .
3. Seth Godin drinks a healthy smoothie every day
Marketing guru Seth Godin revealed to author Tim Ferriss that he eats the same breakfast every day – a smoothie made from frozen bananas, hemp powder, almond milk, dried plums, and walnuts. You don't have to eat the same thing every morning, but it's worth having a routine. Eating a full breakfast loads you with the energy and nutrients you need to think clearly and work harder throughout the day. Eating healthier is also a habit that we should all resume, since nutrition and productivity are closely related .
4. Mark Cuban does an hour of exercise a day
Billionaire, Shark Tank investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban knows the importance of staying fit. While he admits to missing a day of exercise when traveling on business, he tries to do at least an hour of cardiovascular exercise a day, six or seven days a week . As mentioned above, we only need 75 to 150 minutes of activity per week to reap the benefits of exercising so consistency is paramount.
5. Gretchen Rubin wakes up early
Gretchen Rubin, author of best seller The Happiness Project , gets up at 6 am every day. But what's really important is not the “waking up early” part, but what happens when you wake up early. In his own words , he indicates that he gets up at 6:00 am every day, including weekends and holidays, “because I love it. I have an hour for myself, on my computer, before my family wakes up. It is quiet, the light is dim and the world feels very serene. ” Spending time, before being absorbed by career or family responsibilities, can help you maintain good mental health and feel relaxed enough to overcome any challenge the day may bring.
Find your own routine
You know the basic elements needed to be healthy: nutrition, exercise, sleep and attention to mental health. And while being inspired by the most successful entrepreneurs we can find is beneficial, ultimately the best health routine is the one you can stick to. So experiment to discover what new health habits you personally enjoy.