From an original article by Mike Kappel, Entrepreneur
Owning a business is both rewarding and stressful. Stress can come from lack of sales, debt, employee conflict, or any host of issues. It is mentally and physically draining. By learning to handle the stress, you can focus on growing your business and enjoying the success that follows.
Here are some stress relievers:
- Remember what’s going right. It’s easy to let a negative overshadow all of the positive aspects of your business. Make a list of your accomplishments, even the smallest ones. There are probably more than you realize.
- Prioritize your tasks. Don’t try to do everything at once. Focus on one or a small number of tasks at a time. Start with the greatest need and work your way down the list.
- Purge your brain. If you constantly think about your business, you will never get the rest you need to stay sharp. Write down your problems along with possible solutions and notes. Putting your thoughts on paper takes the weight off of your mind so you can get some sleep.
- Take breaks. It may seem counterproductive but taking a break—even if it’s only 10 minutes or so—keeps you energized and focused. Do something that relaxes you such as going for a walk, calling a friend, or grabbing some coffee.
For more details and tips, read the full article.