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Managing Stress for Entrepreneurs - Keeping You Mentally Healthy

People often think that when you are an entrepreneur or own a business, you only sit and relax while watching your money grow. Well… we wish it was as easy as it sounds, but unfortunately, it isn’t.

Being an entrepreneur is stressful.

Behind every win there is hard work, long hours, and at times slept less nights and skipped meals.

What is Stress?

Stress is defined by psychologists as the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental, or emotional adjustment or response.

Stress is an inevitable feature of life and can be positive or negative. Individuals feel stress when the need of desire is not accomplished in the normal expected ways. This is because of natural constraints operated on the individuals. The more the intensity of the desire and the greater is the uncertainty associated with the achievement of the goal, the greater the degree of the stress.

Stress for an entrepreneur can affect your creativity, energy, and judgment so as an entrepreneur, it is important to figure out your stressors and how you manage them.

Stress Management

Managing stress is essential for the longevity of your career, no matter what line of business you are in. Even in the most stressful of times, there are ways to prioritize yourself and look out for your mental health and some of these stress management techniques, it might help you manage your stress.

5 Ways for an Entrepreneur to Manage Stress:

1. Take A Break

Don’t be afraid to take a break. Pushing yourself too hard will only make your decisions less efficient; it might cause you to make lots of mistakes.

2. Keep Notes or Write It Down

Writing is a therapeutic opportunity to just vent. It will make you keep track and remember things. Writing can be an outlet for emotions and will help you get clarity.

3. Sweat It Out

Exercise releases endorphins which can make you feel better. You don’t really have to do extreme workouts or exercise, just pick something that you like doing that involves your physical being. You can walk your dog, or run/jog before your day begins.

4. Connect with like-minded Entrepreneurs

Your circle is important. The people you interact with play a vital role in setting your mind, as these people might be experiencing the same thing and you may share ideas about your businesses, or might help you with tips and support you.

5. Get Help

Recognize that you can’t do it all alone and it is okay to ask for help. In business, you may want to hire or outsource other professionals for a better outcome.

Stress isn’t always a bad thing. Like mentioned earlier, it is an inevitable part of our lives and it’s up to us how to respond to it. But when it is affecting your life and/or business in a negative way, you may need help to get to a better place.

Let Nuve help remove some of the stress from your life by taking away the headaches of bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, and any other accounting functions in your business.

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