Making Your Personal Business Less Stressful

by Guest Author on March 7, 2011

in Articles, Guest Posts

If you own a business then you know how stressful it can be. Having the freedom to pursue your dreams and being your own boss can be exhilarating and rewarding, but it can take its toll on your health and mental well-being. Unlike business owners, most people are able to leave the problems of the daily work life at the office. When you’re the owner the mental strain doesn’t stop at the end of the business day. The long hours, lack of vacations, and other myriad factors can be really overwhelming if not properly managed.

Here are several useful strategies on managing these stressors and making your mental and physical health a priority.

If you’re saying to yourself, “I can’t ease up, because if I do it will affect my business”, think of it this way: If you have a family or employees that depend on you, you need to ensure your well-being. If not for yourself, do it for them. There are many health-related articles that discuss how stress can affect your immune system, digestion, and even pressure on your heart. If something happens to you it hurts everyone. Do yourself a favor and take the management of your stress level seriously.

Start by trying to exercise daily. Science Daily reports good exercise can be one of the most effective ways to combat anxiety.  You should also take time for yourself free from work, even if it for 30-minutes at a time. Use this time to take an exercise class, such as yoga, if you have a gym nearby. Only you know what works for you.

If you have an online business and find it is a constant struggle to manage all of the responsibilities for your web site, think about hiring outside help. If hiring full-time is more than you need, consider enlisting freelance writers or temp agencies. If you need content  for your company blog or web site there are a lot of great companies that offer quality content, such as iCopywriter.com.

Do some research on stress management tactics that will work for you, and work toward a less stressful life. Take your mental and physical health seriously, because if you don’t it could have serious effects down the road.

Thanks to Brandon for submitting this guest article!

Related articles you might find interesting:

Comments & Leave a Comment

comments

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com March 8, 2011 at 04:24

Enough rest and sleep helps, even when people think that it’s a waste of time :)

Sometimes by sleeping for half an hour, you can get work done much quicker than when you are tired but awake
Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com recently posted… Dyson Groom Review

Reply

Klaus March 8, 2011 at 10:32

I agree. The problem is “taking time to sleep” if you’re stressed out and too busy. Just have to force yourself to take a break and come back with even more power than before :)

Reply

Sean Murphy March 8, 2011 at 10:55

You won’t get sound sleep if you are stressed out. Better way to tackle this problem is to learn some small relaxation techniques and do it everyday. As you relax your thinking will be clear and you will get a good sleep.

Reply

Paul Tech March 9, 2011 at 01:17

Even though the rewards are more enjoyable, starting a business is more stressful than being an employee at times. It is almost like working 24/7 to get it off the ground. I guess having enough rest and delegation of responsibilities will help.
Paul Tech recently posted… Samsung’s Ambient Light-Powered Transparent LCD

Reply

Greger Klen March 9, 2011 at 17:40

Thanks Brandon for sharing this post at Techpatio.

Reply

Delena Silverfox March 15, 2011 at 13:29

This post speaks right to me right now. I’m trying to juggle full-time online school, a baby, as well as a growing blog and full-time freelance writing business. It’s a ot to handle, and my world has shrunk to the size of my apartment, which I’m too busy to leave lately.

Stress? I eat it for breakfast. =)

Deena
Delena Silverfox recently posted… epc Belfast

Reply

Kevin Fernandez March 18, 2011 at 12:15

Running a business is very stressful and requires more attention if you are working in a company. Careful planning, target setting, completion of projects on time are very important when you run a business. Management has to be strong and workforce efficient! But at the same time your health should also be fine.

Reply

 

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

Previous post:

Next post: