4 easy ways entrepreneurs can be more productive

4 easy ways entrepreneurs can be more productive
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Every entrepreneur dreams of being the next Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, or Kim Kardashian. But being a founder takes a lot more than what people can see. On top of all the compounding risks of starting the venture, a founder must maintain the balance between work and life. What is work-life balance?

Work-life balance is the state of equilibrium where a person equally prioritizes the demands of one's career and personal life. Common reasons that lead to a poor work-life balance include increased responsibilities at work—working longer hours.

We all have to work late hours sometimes; I'm currently up at 1 am writing this story. Finding the balance means utilizing the time allocated to get shit done. Time is money, and efficiently managing your time is a superpower.  

Staying hydrated

Dehydration, very common amongst Americans, is associated with insufficient serotonin levels. So get plenty of water to boost your odds of feeling happy and well.

Regular exercise

Research has shown that regular exercise raises your heart rate and boosts serotonin levels. Movement aligns with research supporting brain function optimization with regular exercise. Exercise also increases dopamine, another happy hormone, so you get a double dose of feel-good hormones by getting up and moving.

How do I stay in great shape? Do I work out five times a week for 3 hrs sessions? I have been consistently working out and lasting active for years. It is part of my lifestyle and everyday routine.  

Adequate sleep

I recently had issues falling asleep and, therefore, tired in the mornings. Removing my bedroom TV was the best change I've made, and I now have no problem getting enough sleep.

Sleep deprivation leads to decreased serotonin levels. Setting up your schedule for eight hours of uninterrupted sleep per night is ideal, but at least try to set a consistent wake and sleep schedule, even if this means less sleep each night. Feeling rested will help your body produce the right serotonin to keep you feeling great.

Healthy diet

My brothers and I hated it as kids, but I'm happy our parents forced us to drink the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. Fish oil enables serotonin production; unfortunately, many Americans do not enjoy fish.

Finding safe, farm-raised sources and not tainted with mercury (a neurotoxin) can be difficult.