When you’re running a small business from your home, it can be tough to separate your work like and your home life. And with more than 400 million entrepreneurs worldwide, you’re not alone in your situation. If you’re struggling to take good care of yourself as an at-home entrepreneur, here are a few tips to help you get started.

Separate Your Workspace from Your Home

Being an at-home entrepreneur means you’re never far from the comforts of home. Unfortunately, that can backfire on you pretty quickly. Working from home all the time means you might feel like there’s no separation between your work life and your personal life. As a result, your work stresses could bleed into your personal affairs and cause you and your family undue stress. to combat this, it’s a good idea to have a distinctly separate space for your work affairs. Whether it’s a dedicated desk space in the corner of your living room or a fully separate home office in the basement, it’s crucial to have that separation in your life. Think of it as a pop-up shop in your own house. Not only are these shops highly valuable, pulling a market value of over $50 billion, but they’re small samples of what a full work environment is like. Consider your home office as a small part of your working life that adds value to your business. When you do that in a space dedicated to your business, you’re more readily able to keep it small and not let it take over your whole home. Think of your walk to your desk as your work commute!

Make Time for Exercise

Nobody is designed to work 40 hours or 60 hours straight in a single week. Making time for activities outside of your at-home business is crucial to taking good care of yourself. Exercise, in particular, is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. When you work from home, it can feel impossible to make time for exercise on top of all the other household and business tasks you have to do in that space. A great solution is to get out of the house for your exercise. Cycling, for instance, is an excellent form of exercise that can be done outdoors. And according to a study published in the Journal of Public Health, cycling can actually reduce your risk of premature mortality by almost 30%. And if the weather isn’t good enough to cycle outside, you can still continue this great habit indoors with a stationary bicycle. Virtual spin classes can also be an excellent way to get involved in a group fitness experience that can help hold you more accountable to your good exercising habit.

Put Sleep at the Top of Your Priorities List

Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your mind and body. This is arguably the most important time of day for your body, as this is when it’s allowed to heal and rejuvenate from the day. Sleep is also incredibly restorative for your mind. So if you find yourself a little too stressed out and unable to focus on anything, it might be because you’re not getting enough sleep! Adults typically need seven to nine hours of sleep every night. If you’re getting less than that, it’s time to prioritize your sleep schedule a little bit more carefully. Cut back on work for just 30 minutes every day to get a jump on evening tasks around the house. Ask another family member to take care of a chore that you normally do every night. Little changes can help you create more time for your before bed routine and good sleep each night.

Taking care of yourself is crucial, whether you’re an at-home entrepreneur or a full-time parent. If you’re feeling a little run down by working from home, try these tips to give yourself a little more TLC.