Manage anxiety and stress to refocus on growth

simple tips that help

Manage anxiety and stress to refocus on growth

Cope with anxiety and stress for personal growth

As an entrepreneur, it’s natural to experience anxiety and stress from time to time. With all the responsibilities and uncertainties that come with running your own business, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. However, there are plenty of new ways to beat anxiety and keep yourself feeling motivated and positive.

Welcome to this week’s edition of Thursday Thoughts!

Here are some tips for reducing anxiety as an entrepreneur:

1. Take breaks

It’s important to take breaks throughout the day to recharge your batteries. Go for a walk, meditate or do something that you enjoy doing like listening to music or reading a book. By giving yourself time away from work tasks, you will be able to relax more.

2. Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a technique which involves being present in the moment without judgement. Focusing on breathing or paying attention to sensations you’re feeling at that moment; helps ease any anxious feelings while bringing about calmness.

3. Exercise

Exercise doesn’t just help improve physical health but also mental health too. A quick jog or yoga session could help clear your mind of any negative thinking.

4. Creative Activities

Take up activities like painting drawing, singing practice; or anything creative which helps shift focus towards more positive aspects of life.

5. Talk to someone

Seeking therapy isn’t shameful but rather an effective way of dealing with anxiety. Talking about issues openly with professionals helps develop coping mechanisms thus reducing anxious thoughts.

6. Set realistic expectations

Managing own expectations when starting out is crucial – though setting goals is good, be sure not overcommitting oneself as this increases anxious thoughts if things don’t go according to plan.

By practising these new ways of downplaying anxious thoughts, entrepreneurs can lead happier and healthier lives while still thriving in their businesses.

We all know running your own business is no easy feat; however by embracing new methods such as taking breaks frequently, and practising mindfulness & exercise among others; you can successfully navigate your way through life as an entrepreneur. Remember you’re not alone in this journey – reach out to supportive networks either online or offline and keep fueling your passion every single day!

Here’s to a successful journey ahead, free of anxiety and filled with positive energy.

Until next week.

We talk more about this in our Leadership Destiny group where leaders share their experiences in view to constantly improve and grow as a result.

Keep going, keep growing,

John Higham

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