Before you know it, the first quarter of the year will have come to a close. As a result, this is a great time to take a step back and evaluate your personal and professional goals. How are you doing?
If you’re not where you’d like to be — take some time to step back and review your habits, rituals and personal wellbeing. Are there some things you can change to be a better manager or owner?
Following are a few things I’ve been doing diligently over the years, that have helped me be a better leader and find more fulfillment.
Honor the Ritual of Routine
When you are in the clubs, your mornings usually begin earlier than most. Having a routine and honoring it will ignite your day. I have found that it is so important to listen to lots of perspectives on morning routines — and then ultimately, to find one that works best for you, and stick with it. Being disciplined in whatever it is you deem as your routine is the fastest way to feel great right out of the gate in the morning.
Give Yourself A Break
For many individuals in the fitness industry, burnout is just around the corner. There is so much to be responsible for — including your personal wellbeing, and that of your members and employees as well. Oftentimes, there’s not much time just to “be.”
Have you taken time out to celebrate recently? Or taken a day off? Plan breaks from all routines to give your brain and life the space to breath. This is critical to generating the energy needed to keep on the diligent pathway.
Spend Time With Those You Love
Finally, as important it is to make new relationships, it is ever more critical to nurture the ones you already have.
How many times do we reschedule on our best friend, only to make a new networking event a priority? As important it is to network and build new relationships, it is also important to nurture the longstanding relationships you already have. We are quick to forget about those who have truly cheered us on through this journey called life. Taking time to show those who have been there for you that you appreciate them is just as important as creating new relationships.
As you continue into 2019, consider incorporating these strategies as ways to stay refreshed and reinvigorated as a fitness leader.
Lindsey Rainwater is a business advisor, founder, writer and keynote speaker in the fitness and wellness industry. For more information, follow Rainwater on Twitter @LindseyRainH2o.