Hey healthy lady!
I completely understand the demands of balancing:
I am right there with you, and so are the ladies in my UPswing Mastermind and UPswing Momentum programs...
So I asked these women to share their top tips for staying healthy (and happy!) while building a coaching business, and they offered up some excellent advice.
These are women who for the past 6-12 months have been working hard to build their businesses - all while balancing the demands of work, study, family & entrepreneurship.
(For those that don't know, UPswing Mastermind is my stage 1 program for beginner health coaches, and UPswing Momentum is my stage 2 implementation program for coaches & heart-fuelled emerging leaders.)
Here are their top tips for staying healthy while you're building your biz...
Make time for you
You hear that? Make time for YOU. I was definitely feeling overwhelm at one stage with kids, clients, running the business, doing Upswing Mastermind - and felt like I wasn't really walking my talk as a health coach. But once I learnt to create some space for myself (which was kind of difficult at first) I realised how important it was!
Making time to just chill and not think about the business, means that when I do, I'm more focused and productive. Learning to fill up your own tank is ESSENTIAL when you are giving so much.
- Melissa Lowe, UPswing Mastermind
My main tip for staying healthy while building your business is setting boundaries. I was saying 'yes' to everything and everyone - mostly out of excitement and my desire to grow my business - and found that it was really burning me out! So I've begun to set boundaries in terms of my scheduling, commitments, and how much of my time I give away. It's made a world of difference.
- Christina Tidwell – UPswing Momentum
healthy meal planning & prepping is a must!
My number one tip is to PLAN AHEAD! Meal planning and prepping has been an absolute LIFESAVER for me while juggling building my business, and taking care of two toddlers...with another baby on the way!
I plan two weeks of meals in advance and do one big shop - then I just have to top up the fresh fruit and veggies. I prep healthy snacks, and make double at most meals to keep things as easy as possible. And I keep it interesting by trying at least a couple of new recipes and meals each time.
Building a business is hard work and it’s important for me to fuel my body with the right foods, and stay on top of my energy levels. There's no time for the 3pm crash round here! ;-) If you have healthy food on hand and ready to go, then healthy food is convenience food - and the temptation to reach for the not-so-healthy option isn't there.
- Kylie Kerehoma, UPswing Mastermind