It’s tough work running a newsagency, working 70, 80 and more hours a week covering many tasks from business manager to cleaner to customer service to creating retail displays. There is always something to do. Some days it can feel like no matter what you do you have more to do at the end of the day than when you started.
No matter how busy you are in your newsagency I urge you to take time out every day for a brisk 20 to 30 minute walk outside, in the sun, alone. Leave your phone behind – the shop worn’t burn down. Time yourself and try and get at least 3k, preferably 4k, of walking in. Getting your heart rate up will be good for your physical and mental health.
If walking every day during the day is too much of a challenge, try it early in the morning or once you close at night.
Being away from the business, other people an the phone will give your body and mind time to process. I walk between 8k and 10k every day. It’s the lunchtime walk that’s the best as it refreshes me for the afternoon. I find the business benefits of walking outside in the sun are considerable.