7 ways to reduce stress so you are set up for success

7 ways to reduce stress so you are set up for success

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7 ways to reduce stress so you are set up for success

February 22, 2023

How often have you used the words “I’m stressed”?

Stress is defined as follows: “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.”

We have seen, particularly over the last couple of years, that stress often results in health problems, it can affect your relationships, and can have a vast negative impact on your business.

As a business owner how do you best handle stress?

What are the actions you can take to minimize stress?

And what can you do to ensure you gain and maintain balance to avoid stress as far as possible?

Here are 7 actions that you can start implementing today to ensure that you keep your stress under control:

1)     Planning:

Knowing what you have on your plate, knowing what you want to achieve and what you need to do next reduces anxiety of the unknown.

Through planning you are able to increase your efficiency, make better decisions, communicate more effectively, have increased flexibility to changing circumstances and have better resource management.

Planning allows you to achieve your goals and objectives effectively and efficiently.

2)     Scheduling:

By scheduling your day, week, month and year you know exactly where are you are and know what needs to be done next.

You are able to be more productive, maintain better time management, improve focus and increase your level of self-accountability.

3)     Surround yourself with the right people:

Connecting and collaborating with the right people increases motivation, increases learning, opens new opportunities, gives you support, assists in making better decisions, and brings more joy to the work that you do.

4)     Schedule reasonable work hours

As a business owner we often expect out nest employee (ourselves!) to work 24/7/365. The reality is this is not sustainable and can quickly lead to burnout. By scheduling reasonable working hour you will have Increased productivity, improved work-life balance, and will be in a position to make better decisions.

5)     Setting fair and reasonable expectations of your clients:

Often we complain about our “needy and demanding” clients. Often it US who have not set reasonable And fair expectations of our clients, When we do, the result is improved communication, greater client satisfaction, an increased level of trust and you are able to hold them accountable.

6)     Schedule “me time”:

This could be a spoil, an experience or simply “Time out” to relax and rejuvenate.

“Me time” Improves mental health, enhances creativity and improves relationships. Ultimately, “Me Time: allows you to achieve balance, build self-awareness, and encourage self-care.

Scheduling me time is essential for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing and for achieving balance in your life.

7)     It’s OK to say NO:

You cannot be everything to everyone and sometimes NO can be hugely advantageous.

Saying no protects your time and energy, you are able to maintain boundaries, you prevent burnout, stay true to your values. Often, saying no improves relationships.

If you are ready to work with a Business Accountability Mentor who will guide, mentor and support you on reducing your stress so you can achieve success, I would love you to reach out and share where you are, where you want to go and how I can walk that journey with you!

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