June 15th 2015 at 9:39pm Published by firstdownadmin

Stress kills, and that’s no exaggeration. It results in high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes – and small business owners are among the most stressed people on the planet.

Stress reduction is a team effort, which is fitting when you consider that too much stress affects the entire small business team. The effects of stress—often a result of increased workload, poor management, widespread feelings of being underappreciated or a lack of fulfilment—compound over time.

It’s common to see one team accomplish an unbelievable amount of work, with relatively no stress; and yet another accomplishes very little whilst being crushed beneath the massive weight of daily stress, which might be characterised by:

  • decreased productivity
  • indecision
  • poor choices
  • oversights
  • illnesses
  • absences
  • high employee turnover
  • conflict within the workplace
  • diminished profits

Follow these simple tips to help manage and reduce your stress levels.

  1. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine.
  2. Indulge in Physical Activity.
  3. Get More Sleep. 
  4. Try Relaxation Techniques
  5. Talk to Someone. 
  6. Keep a Stress Diary. 
  7. Take Control. 
  8. Manage Your Time.

Subjecting yourself to consistent stress isn’t only bad for your health, it’s bad for business. As an entrepreneur, stress is inevitable. However, the ways in which you limit that stress play a large part in how much profit you earn – and how successful you will become.