Entrepreneurs wear many hats. One minute they are the CEO, the next they are the delivery person and the next the CPA. Their days are full of client relations, networking and non-stop multi-tasking. With so many hats, tasks, continuous stream of emails and a forever buzzing phone, stress levels can reach their peak at an alarming rate. And although stress keeps your brain alert, it can also cause anxiety and break you down physically, emotionally and mentally. Here are a few tips to staying calm when you feel like all your spinning plates are going to crash around you.
This seems obvious enough, right? But entrepreneurs can sometimes get bogged down in negative self-talk. Instead of worrying – stay inspired, enthusiastic, and keep your mind full of positive thoughts.
Every once in a while, try to take a step back and make sure your list of to-do’s are prioritized the way you want them to be. Reframe your prospective to make sure you are on the page you need to be to grow, innovate and reach success.
Give Your Body What It Needs
One of the most important things when it comes to staying calm is to listen to your body. Even if your day is a packed schedule from the moment you wake up to the minute you fall asleep, take slivers of time here and there to work out and always find time to eat healthy, which leads us to our next point…
An Ounce of Preparation
The statement is used often because it’s so true. If you take a moment tonight to prepare for your day tomorrow, you will be that much more in charge. So be sure to have your healthy snacks ready to go and your clothes laid out and pressed. Your morning will run much more smoothly, giving you a clear mind to focus on the day’s tasks.
Every once in a while, it’s important to unplug and unwind. Taking a vacation (or even a staycation) is sometimes necessary in order for you to stay motivated. Unplugging can even be in the shape of one day spent offline and completely disconnected from technology. Give it a try – you might be amazed at how refreshed you feel after a day of unplugging.
The life of a small business owner can be demanding, hectic and intense. But it can also be very rewarding and satisfying. Here at Far West Capital, we believe that staying calm in times of stress is one of the foundational pillars to helping you unleash your potential.