Spring has sprung—and that’s great news for business owners. There are at least 10 things business owners can take advantage of with the new spring season.
At Foray Business Group, we believe mental health and self-care is extremely important for small-business owners.
All too often, entrepreneurs get so wrapped up in growing their businesses and taking care of their families that they neglect to take care of themselves.
And we get it. We’ve been there before!
That’s why we don’t just teach business owners how to take care of their accounting and bookkeeping. We also like to remind our community that self-care is not selfish and taking a moment to rest is crucial not only to their own health, but also the health of their business.
Thankfully, now that we’re heading into spring, SAD isn’t quite as much of a threat. In fact, there are plenty of things business owners can look forward to this spring when it comes to their mental health.
1. More Sunlight
One of the biggest reasons people struggle with SAD during the winter months (especially in the northern states) is the lack of sunlight.
2. Spending Time Outdoors
Even if you’re not a nature person, surely you can appreciate the benefits of spending time outdoors, even if it’s just to go for a walk around the neighborhood. The fresh air, views of nature, and sounds of birds chirping and squirrels chittering can help us relax and get back to the simpler things in life.
Have you planned yours yet for this year? If not, do so now! Vacations—or at least time off to relax at home—is so important for business owners. You give vacation time to your employees, which is great. But you need rest, too.
4. More Flowers and Greenery
This is similar to No. 2, but interestingly enough, being around plants and flowers specifically has been known to increase people’s ability to concentrate. They actually have a calming effect on people’s bodies.
5. Exercising Outside
Exercise has tremendous health benefits whether you do it indoors or outdoors. But working out outside can help you burn more calories, work out longer, and improve your self-esteem.
6. Improved Productivity
All these health benefits aren’t just good for your body and your mind. They’re good for your business.
As you take better care of your mental and physical health, you’ll find your productivity soaring as you work on your company.
7. Better-Looking Skin
As we mentioned before, sunlight triggers your body to produce Vitamin D, which does wonders for your skin. Plus, if you struggle with skin-related conditions, a limited amount of exposure to the sun can actually help relieve some of the symptoms.
8. Baby Animals
There’s a reason videos of kittens and puppies are so popular. Baby animals can so easily melt our hearts and bring us joy.
In fact, having a pet or playing with animals has been shown to help soothe people who struggle with depression, loneliness, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s.
9. Spring Cleaning
Have you ever done a deep cleaning of your home or office? You probably gave a deep sigh of relief afterward as you admired your work. There’s something about a clean environment that helps you concentrate better.
10. Overall Boost for Your Mental Health
All these little benefits combined lead to one huge benefit: Improving your mental health. As your business moves into the next quarter and you look at your goals, remember to take some time and enjoy the little things spring has to offer.
Do you love the spring as much as we do? Leave a comment and tell us what else you love about this season!