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Friday, September 28, 2012

3 Stress Management Strategies to Use When Dealing with Business Start-up Stress

Starting a business can be an exciting adventure and at the same time opens the door for a lot of stress if you’re not ready or have a plan set in place to cope with all of the requirements needed to get your business set up and ready for business. Putting together a detailed business plan and research may feel like a mentally exhausting process but is still an essential part of your business start-up as it gives you clarity and direction.

Stress Management Strategy #1 – Relax

Relaxing does not mean being passive and do nothing. It only means to do what can be and must be done at a steady consistent pace minus the stress and frustration. If you begin to feel tension, stop, close your eyes, take a few deep cleansing breaths, relax your mind and get back to the task at hand. Or if you can, move away from the material, go for a walk to clear your head and regroup. When you get back you’ll feel refreshed and more creative in your approach.

Stress Management Strategy #2 – Divide your project into smaller portions

Instead of trying to get your entire business plan completed or do all of your research in one day, make a list of all your projects and divide each project into smaller more manageable sections. Assign days on which you will complete each project and then follow your plan. Things become overwhelming if you’re looking at the entire project and thinking how the heck you’re going to get it all done. One step at a time consistently will get you there sooner than you think. You’ll find your journey more productive and enjoyable if you go the way of having a manageable plan.

Stress Management Strategy #3 – Get help

You do not have to do everything all on your own. Learning to delegate certain tasks can help you tremendously in making this process less stressful as possible. For example, finding a competent accountant to take care of your bookkeeping and taxes can eliminate one more thing you have to think about when running a business. It will save you a lot of time and money in the long run especially if you don’t know how to management your own books. What else can you delegate? What competent individuals in your list of contacts – whether family or friends – can you delegate some of your tasks so you can focus on what you do best?

Want help creating your business plan and creating, developing and testing your business idea? Why not schedule a Free 30-Minute No Obligation Self-Empowerment Session with me. You’ll gain clarity and have a better perspective on the direction of your business.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Alicia! Those stress management suggestions for starting a new business are actually applicable to every day living! So thanks! You always have the best columns.

    Hope all is well with you and that your sweet family is doing well. Susan

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