If the phrase “self-care” makes you roll your eyes, I get it.

Many small business owners feel like they don’t have the luxury of making time for themselves. Settling in with a book and a cup of tea? Not this afternoon. Soaking away in a bubble bath? Not any time this week. Taking a day trip with the spouse and kids? Maybe next month… Maybe.

The disconnect goes further than that. The very idea of work-life balance doesn’t match up with reality when you’re working in excess of 60, 80, 100 hours per week building your company, managing your team, and meeting customer demands—and there’s still more to do at the end of the day.

But here’s the thing:

You need to practice self-care.
You need to make time for that bubble bath, that cup of tea, that day with the family.

When you are your business, you don’t have a choice. Read on and learn why.


Written by Susan Cartier Liebel