As an entrepreneur, managing your stress can be a huge problem when you're trying to start up or run a business. Stress can consume the entire body and mind, making it difficult to focus and concentrate, killing our productivity. The best way to manage stress is to get rid of it from your body and mind. We will provide you with some useful tips so you can conquer stress and stay at your peak performance.
First, know what stress is
We have written in depth about stress, but simply, stress is the body and mind's response to 10,000's of thoughts, feelings and emotions. When we are struggling with a task, when things aren't working out as we expected, or when we're not making any progress, this creates stress. Additionally, when we can't accept things as they are it compounds the stress.
6 tips to help you get rid of stress from your body and mind
1. Practice discarding meditation
This meditation is about discarding - which means you can discard thoughts, feelings and emotions from the body and mind. Through self reflection, letting go, and repetition, you can gradually eliminate the stress. This will eliminate the root cause of stress, and you'll find things which previously caused stress no longer do. It is well documented the meditation is a powerful, natural tool for reducing stress.
2. Manage your time and energy
Plan your days and prioritize tasks to eliminate overthinking throughout the day. Perform your most stressful tasks during periods of the day where you have optimum energy, and break up your day with exercise when your energy levels are low. Take time to exercise as the release of endorphins will wash away built up stress, and eat a healthy diet that matches your body type and exercise regime.
3. Develop a mental strategy
Create a process that works for you and fits your own mind. Ask yourself as a series of questions to process the stress, for example:
"Is this thought the truth or is it being caused by a past experience?"
"Can I do anything right now to change it?"
"Can I find a way to accept this situation and just do what I need to do right now?"
4. Move your body
By changing your environment and moving your body, you're putting your body and mind into a new rhythm which can set off new emotions. Studies have shown this is an effective way of altering your stress levels.
5. Create a work and life balance
These days, many entrepreneur's work from home, so it's important to create healthy boundaries between work and home and limit your distractions. Through self reflection practices like meditation and journaling, you can learn about your own limits and your own capacity and design your life around your own needs. It's about working smarter, not harder so you have enough time to spend with your family.
6. Develop a positive mindset
Studies have shown that a person with a positive mindset is more likely to succeed. Through meditation, when you discard all the negativity, self doubts, and limiting beliefs, you naturally become more positive. You can also practice gratitude throughout the day like a gratitude journal, or a gratitude chat with yourself and your staff. When there is positivity and gratitude in your mind, there is no room for negativity.
In conclusion, the best way to manage stress is to completely eliminate it from your body and mind. By prioritizing well-being and maintaining a healthy balance with meditation, appropriate planning, exercise, and a healthy diet, entrepreneurs can manage stress and achieve their goals. The key is to find what works for each individual and to take care of the body and mind. By doing this, you will naturally have more focus, productivity and a healthier relationship with yourself. If you'd like to find out about discarding meditation, you can reach out to us for a free introduction.