10 Tips For Entrepreneurs Who Get Sick

There are times where you get sick and you can brush it off. Then there are times where you get really sick.

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Take Your Vitamins

My first tip to not get sick is to take vitamins. Yeah it sounds like an old person thing to do, but there so many kinds of vitamins out there. Not only that, but even the most healthy diets will lack vitamins, making you deficient in some areas.

  • D3 — boosts testosterone. Vitamin D we get from the sun but so many of us are sedentary that we don’t get much sun. This helps in getting those nutrients. Plus testosterone is pretty important for men — and women — for many reasons.
  • Calcium Magnesium — I would put one or the other, but I often find they combine these into one larger pill. Either way, both of these vitamins are helpful. Calcium makes your bones strong of course, but magnesium is kind of like a natural sleeping pill.
  • My final suggestion would be a supplement of some kind. At the time of writing this, I don’t have one to suggest, but looking for one with mostly great reviews should do.

Have Some Turmeric

If you’re someone who loves to cook, this shouldn’t be difficult to adopt in your diet. For those not familiar with Turmeric, it’s also one of the big ingredients used to make mustard. It can go in all kinds of dishes not just in condiments though. Some suggestions are:

  • Adding it to rice or curry.
  • Blending it into a smoothie.
  • Have it in soups.
  • Or toss it in with other greens.
  • You can also add it to frittatas and scrambles too.

Have An Orange

While this is a common thing you’d do when you have a cold, it goes beyond that. We double down on vitamin C then to fight off a cold, but vitamin C overall is a vitamin that fights off any kind of illness.

Exercise A Bit When You Get Sick

This one is on a case by case basis depending on how sick you are. Last Thursday my exercise consisted of hourly visits to the kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Part of that was because of the flu sensation and the other few reasons are some tips I’ll be suggesting later.

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Managing Stress Levels

Stress comes part of the territory of an entrepreneur. But like all of our problems, how we handle, manage, and react to it is within our control. With stress, my suggestion is to find an activity to help you let it out.

Take Time For Yourself

Getting back to what I said at the beginning about misconceptions, many entrepreneurs are like that. Often times we don’t think that entrepreneurship has psychological effects on people. But it does.

When You Get Sick, It’s Not The End

What I mean by this is to not milk a bad situation. While I understand serious illnesses — especially those that can lead to death or inability to work at all — are bad, they don’t always spell the end.

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When You Get Sick, You Stay Hydrated

When I was sick and wandering around my apartment a little bit, one thing I did was drink water. I was at the point where I was thinking I had the flu and water would help flush it out. But the reality is that water was helping me flush out whatever was making me think that.

Use Technology Where You Can

I remember when my dad was in the hospital about four years ago they had him in the hospital for several days. He has a day job, but he has a side business as a violinist around town.

When You Get Sick, Let Key People Know

My final tip I’ll provide is when you do get sick, make sure to let people know. Of course, you want to let friends and family know, but I’m referring more to the business side of things.

  • Second, it allows you breathing room. In the entrepreneurial world, everything is always “go, go, go.” When we get sick, we believe that everything is over for us AND our business as well. I like this tip, because if things do get more serious, this is a way to break down that notion that everything is going downhill. I say this because your clients are people and understand sickness is something we all have to face.

Handle Yourself When You Get Sick

Sickness is inevitable and there are times where it hits us harder than ever. During those times, I hope that you keep these tips in mind. If it’s something like I had, be sure to rest up as much as possible. And while you are recovering, some of these tips could very well help you in recovering.

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