5 Tips from Labs Mentors to Help Prioritize Your Well-Being

As the saying goes, you have to put your own oxygen mask on before you can help others, and that includes helping your business grow. Get expert tips on how to take care of yourself.

"Get more sleep. Sleep is the cheapest and most effective 'medicine' available. Most adults need at least 8 hours to perform at their best. Practice good sleep hygiene by turning off all devices at least 30 minutes before retiring. Maintain a regular sleep schedule for best results." - Dillan DiGiovanni, Integrative Identity Coach, Storyteller & Writer

"Break down your weeks into achievable milestones - We're entrepreneurs so we have a tendency to always think big. We want our product vision to come life as quickly as possible, we want to raise a big round even before we start fundraising, and we want can't wait to get to $1M in sales even before we start selling our product. We then get impatient in the process so we start focusing on the negatives. The only way to avoid that cycle is to always have weekly achievable milestones." - Lamia Pardo, Co-Founder & CEO of Journify

"Celebrate your successes - As human beings, we tend to focus on the things that are not going well, the negative feedback or the things that are lacking which is a constant stressor. This makes it even more important to consciously shift your focus towards the things that are going well already, and acknowledge yourself for our attribution to this success. Write down one success every day, even if it's a small one." - Judith Wilke, Positive Psychology Coach

"The entrepreneurial journey is an arduous roller coaster, no two founder stories are identical. Stop comparing yourself to others, social comparisons will eat you alive." - Daniel Black, Founder & CEO of Glass Media

"Meditate - I was a skeptic and now one of the best gifts I can give someone is to get them to try. Give it a few weeks first before coming to conclusions." - Howie Altman, Co-Founder of Actualize Partners