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21 Ways to Beat Entrepreneurial Stress


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As business owners, we entrepreneurs have to put up with more stress than most, dealing with everyday issues, on top of the worries of starting, building and running our own enterprises.

Stress can, and will, at one point or another creep up and get the best of you - even if just for a short period of time.

Here are 21 tips you can act on, to help you deal with entrepreneurial stress.

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21 Ways to Beat Entrepreneurial Stress

  2. ENGAGE IN QUALITY QUIET TIME EACH DAYSwitch off all your devicesand simply sit…In silence.Focus on your breathing. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  3. PURSUE A PASSION Get busy enjoying yourself doing things you truly love. The focus on something you enjoy will ease your stress immediately. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  4. GET A MASSAGEHaving a regular massagehelps lower your heartrate.It also promotes musclerelaxation. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  5. HAVE A SOBBING SESSION When you cry your chest and diaphragm open up, The result is a massive amount of bad energy is Instantly released. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  6. LAUGHHaving a good gigglereleases endorphinsinto your system.It’s the best stress beateraround. And it’s free. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  7. TALK TO THOSE YOU TRUST Telling a friend or family member how you’re feeling enables you to get rid of any aggression or negative energy. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  8. LEARN TO SAY ‘NO’If you’re rushed off yourfeet already, the lastthing you need to do ispile more work on yourplate.Say no. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  9. EAT SOME CHOCOLATE Eating a few pieces of dark (not milk) chocolate when you’re feeling tense and on edge, can calm your nerves. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  10. HANG OUT WITH YOUR FURRY FRIENDPsychologists believe thathaving your dog or cat withyou through a stressfultime, is more soothingthan your spouse.Woof, woof. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  11. THROW A HISSY FIT NOW AND THEN Displaying your irritation, or anger can cause your brain to release less of the stress hormone, cortisol. Don’t over do it, though. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  12. EXERCISEGoing for a short walk,stretching, swimming andenjoying some yoga areall fantastic for beatingstress. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  13. TAKE A VACATION The ability to ‘switch off’ is a lot easier when we are in surroundings we’re not used to. Take some time off. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  14. BECOME A BOOKWORMReading allows us to be‘in the now’.Enjoying a good book haslong been a perfect wayto chill out. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  15. DRINK GREEN TEA Drinking green tea slowly, savoring every sip and enjoying the aroma it carries helps calm your nerves. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  16. TAKE A NAPMany of us simply don’t getenough ‘real’ sleep.So, napping in the middleof a stressful day is agreat escape. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  17. GO TO A MOVIE Throwing yourself into a 90-minute film allows you to ‘get lost’ in the plot and characters. Enjoy some popcorn, too. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  18. PRAYNo matter who, or what you‘believe’ in, enjoying someprayer is a very personal,enjoyable activity for mostpeople in today’s world. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  19. BECOME A VOLUNTEER Stop focusing on your own situation and help other, less fortunate people. It’ll help you gain a new perspective on life. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  20. WASH YOUR CARCleaning your car until itsnice and shiny will bringabout a sense of calm.Add wax for a really cleanstate of mind. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  21. PLAY SOME MUSIC Either play an instrument yourself, or simply listen to your favorite artist. Now remember back to when you heard the song for the first time. CHRISDUCKER.COM
  22. BECOME A KID AGAINGetting down on the floorwith your kids, getting outthe Lego and building amulti-colored house willmake you smile.Always works for me! CHRISDUCKER.COM
  23. For more #NewBusiness and Entrepreneurial tips, visit: . /chrisduckerdotcom @chriscduckerCHRISDUCKER.COM