Strategies for reducing stress in your business
Stress and frustration hold your business back
Most business owners feel stressed, frustrated, stuck and overwhelmed in their business from time to time. And getting unstuck is the third of the 7 Big Questions about building a beautiful business and life. Often we don’t have effective strategies to reduce and manage our stress and frustration. Most of us probably don’t fully realise, how, when our brain is in a state of stress and overwhelm, it simply doesn’t function as well as it could. What’s more, the harder we try, the more we stress, to get on top of the frustration or break through the overwhelm, we actually make things worse and we’re likely to spiral every further into stress.
So how do we get reduce stress, frustration and overwhelm?
It all starts with two things:
- Recognise you are stressed overwhelmed and that your own mental health and wellbeing deserves to be a priority in your business.
- Stop what you’re doing and take a breath
Reducing stress starts with thinking differently, and thinking differently won’t be possible for you when you’re in the midst of a whirlpool of frustration and overwhelm.
To help you recognise that you are stuck in the whirlpool, I’ve created a simple tool, a questionnaire:
I’ve written a lot about being stuck and getting unstuck, about frustration and stress, and about overwhelm and what the opposite of overwhelm and stress looks like:
All articles and strategies for reducing stress and overwhelm on this site:
Why I said No to an amazing opportunity and passed it on to a friend of mine. Take control of your business and life and get off the roller Read more The key step to take control of your business and your life ›
Overwhelm is a major cause of stress, anxiety and depression in our society, and small business owners experience overwhelm more than most.Read more Overwhelm and The Small Business Owner ›
You are the most valuable resource and asset of your business, Your time and your braincells and your health. Looking after yourself first is priority #1Read more The Ten Priorities; Priority #1: Yourself ›
Overwhelm, frustration, stuckness. Many business owners experience these feelings. What is the opposite of Overwhelm and how do you find it?Read more The Opposite of Overwhelm and How to Get There ›
Searching for happiness is like trying to grab hold of a shadow. Being happy means to stop searching and accept insteadRead more Happiness, Positive Thinking and Acceptance ›