Do you run your own business? If so, then you probably don’t need us to tell you how stressful it can be.
With a myriad of tasks to complete in the day, employees and clients to contend with and the various pressures you have to succeed, you might be suffering from burnout symptoms within your working life already.
Thankfully, it is possible to beat stress with these stress-busting mindsets. By committing to exercising, healthy eating, and lots of rest and relaxation, we can just about survive the rigors of business life. We can also beat the effects of stress with the right mindset. With the right frame of mind, we can liberate ourselves from the pressures that surround us each day.
Here are the mindsets that you might need in your life today.
#1: I should be doing less rather than doing more
Do you need to do everything that is on your to-do list? There could be some tasks on there that don’t need to be within your remit at all. If you have other employees working with you, they could be better suited to some of the jobs you have to do. It might be that some of those listed tasks could be outsourced too, as this will ensure you have more time in the day to complete those jobs that do have to be completed by you. And within the jobs that are part of your remit, it might be that you can automate some of them. There are apps and software programs that can make light work of even the most intensive and time-consuming tasks, such as the technological solutions provided by Fourth that have been specially designed for those business leaders working within the hospitality industry. So, don’t let your to-do list drive you towards stress and overtime. If you could be doing less within your day, then do so.
#2: I’m not perfect
There is a lot of pressure to be perfect within a business. We put on this front to persuade employees, clients, and investors that we know exactly what we are doing, as we don’t want to appear weak around them. The truth is, of course, that we aren’t perfect. We know this too well, but we still put too much pressure on ourselves to prove otherwise to others. If this is you, then stop. Not only will you burn yourself out if you don’t, but other people will start to see through your ‘perfect’ facade eventually. It doesn’t matter if people see weaknesses in you; in fact, it will make you appear more human, and that could win them over to your side. And it doesn’t matter if you aren’t good at everything, as it’s okay to ask other people for help. So, put aside the perfect facade, and be real, both to yourself and to others. This is one of the best mindsets to help relieve stress.
#3: I can learn from my mistakes
As a follow on from the above, this is something that needs to be ingrained into your mind. As you aren’t perfect, you will make mistakes, but you don’t have to let these negatively affect your stress levels. While you will never be perfect, you can still take steps to better yourself, so commit yourself to a time of self-analysis to figure out what you might have done wrong, and seek the advice of others who may be able to teach you the error of your ways. With a positive outlook on bettering yourself, you will spend less time bemoaning your failures, and more time building both your confidence levels and your business.
Thanks for reading!