How small business owners can manage stress

How-small-business-owners-can-manage-stressNo matter who you are, at times, as a small business owner, you will get stressed.

It's how you deal with it that counts.

Which has me thinking. I am what I affectionately call a "stress pet". Someone, who stresses a lot. If not daily, bi-daily. I find things to stress about that sometimes deserve my attention, and then others that certainly don't.

Managing stress has always been an issue and I have over time tried everything. But just like any diet, or new health regime, you need to keep with it long after the actual decision to do it in the first place and constantly remind yourself that it is something that requires ongoing work, not just a quick fix.

Firstly, I am no expert. I am in fact the person who you DON'T WANT TO BE LIKE.

I stress out, my hair falls out and my back aches. I know what to do when that happens, but it's more important to put mechanisms in place so that this happens less and less.

What can you and I do to manage our stress levels as small business owners?

Identify what leads to stress
Minimise getting stressed
When it's too late, and you have already crossed the STRESS line, here are some things that may help:
I hope this is helpful to some of you. I know I am ticking off the list, as I type!

Here's to a stress-free life!