No one ever said it’d be easy. But the stress of running a business shouldn’t take over your life. Unmanaged, stress can take its toll — not just on your health, but also on your relationships. So, how can you control stress instead of letting it control you?
Here are a few ideas.
Stay active not just busy. Sure, your calendar is full and you have a busy schedule. But busy doesn’t have quite the same benefit as being active. Promise yourself regular active time. Once you make that promise to yourself, don’t break it. No, this doesn’t mean you have to start hanging out at the gym all day. This could mean biking, swimming, walking with friends – do whatever piques your interest and keeps you going.
Make the most of your down time. The couch may be calling, but ignore that call at least a couple times a week. Push yourself to go out. Meet friends for supper. Spend more time with family. Netflix and chill is a fun motto, but don’t let it become your life.
Learn to delegate. Isn’t it so easy to slip into micromanaging? Sometimes it just seems easier to do things ourselves. But that doesn’t help with stress. Delegate to trusted employees. Work with trusted financial partners. Develop management plans that give you more peace of mind.