How To Practice Mindfulness As An Entrepreneur

How To Practice Mindfulness As An Entrepreneur

You may have heard about practicing mindfulness as one of the key strategies to having a good day ahead—entrepreneur or not. So, you ask yourself, ‘What exactly is mindfulness?’ In essence, it’s about being attuned to your mind and body, regularly checking in all the facets of your life (business included), and making the necessary adjustments.

Given how entrepreneurs go through a lot of stress each day, there’s a good reason why they should practice mindfulness as a good business strategy. But, the question remains, how is this done?

You’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll have the best insights on how you can successfully practice mindfulness as an entrepreneur.

Schedule Your Day Mindfully

When you don’t have a set schedule for the day, chances are you’re going to be all over the place. It’s going to be more stressful when your day doesn’t have a sense of direction. A remedy for this is to schedule your day mindfully. Whether on your own or with the assistance of a secretary, you can apply certain tips and tricks to impart some structure into your day.

Need tips? Here are ideas:

  • Plan For The Day Ahead

Before you leave your office at the end of the day, make it a habit to plan for the day ahead. That way, you’d know what to expect the next day. This also gives you more control over which activities you want (and need) to include for the day.

Practicing mindfulness entails having a sense of balance in your life. Being a busy entrepreneur doesn’t mean missing out on your kids’ activities. If your kids have any activity in the week that calls for your presence, include it in your schedule.

Apart from family activities, you may also want to include community activities. It doesn’t always have to be the big things. Even simple acts of volunteerism can make a significant difference. Check out Khadim Bâ for insights.

This positive work-life balance can help you become a more mindful entrepreneur.

  • Embrace Routines

It’s easier for you to be calm and intentional when you have a routine. Having a structure can help you become more mindful in your daily tasks. It gives you a hint of what to expect for the coming day.

Especially if you’re the type who’s easily distracted, having a routine can get you back on track. That way, no important detail is overlooked and you get to be more productive. 

Stop What You’re Doing And Take A Deep Breath

Say you’ve had a hectic morning at home with screaming kids and getting them ready for school. The traffic was terrible. Then, when you get to the office, there’s a long to-do list and several meetings set for the day. By now you’re feeling cranky and you’re certain there’s no way to get your day off to a good start. 

Before you go through the roof, stop. Even if it’s just for a minute. Go someplace where you can be alone and take a deep breath. Doing this is like creating an intentional space for resetting yourself. With one breath, you can be calmer and more focused throughout the day.

Practice Gratitude

Even in the darkest and busiest of all days, there’s so much to be grateful for. Make it a point, therefore, to practice gratitude in every facet of your life. 

Yes, your business may not be doing well given the global pandemic, but it’s making a decent profit. You’re able to pay your employees. They’ve stuck with you and continue to deliver results. If you focus on the decline in revenues, you’ll never be grateful. But, if you focus on the positive, then you’ll always see the good in the equation and be more grateful.

Practicing gratitude can make you more mindful. Instead of fretting about the future, you’re better able to bring yourself back to the present. This allows you to enjoy every moment, no matter how stressful or busy you are as an entrepreneur.


As an entrepreneur, your days may seem to go by in the blink of an eye. Often, you may wake up stressed and confused about what to do first. There’s a lot on your list and too little time. No matter how busy you may be, however, do take a few seconds to breathe, have some quiet time, and think things through. Especially when you’re feeling distracted, one way to improve your headspace is to practice mindfulness. You can successfully do that by applying the strategies above.

About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.