Wed 24 Sep 2008
5 Tips for Staving Off Workplace Stress
Experts agree that having a small business is often more stressful than working for someone else.
After all, if you have a regular 9 to 5, you can usually leave office problems at the office - but the same can't be said for small business owners, whose business problems are with them all the time.
Here are some tips on how to relieve stress related to your small business.
- Watch What You Eat.
Networking often involves unlimited buffets and oily food. Stay in control by having more soups, salads and green vegetables to reduce your intake of fattening and oily foods, which will only leave you tired and sluggish.
- Maintain Your Exercise Routine.
Even if your schedule is busy, you need to make time for exercise.
Make sure that you maintain any exercise routine, be it jogging, cycling or walking. This will take care of any digestion problems and will also lower your stress levels.
- Catch Up On Your Sleep.
When you take a break from your business, make a point to catch up on lost sleep and use that time to relax.
If possible, switch off your mobile device.
- Get A Massage.
If you travel a lot for your business, then try to check into a hotel with a spa and have a massage in order to relieve the tension from your body and mind.
If that is not possible, then at least go to a swimming pool/sauna/jacuzzi on a regular basis to get adequate exercise and relaxation at the same time.
- Get Back With A Bang.
Once you have refreshed your body and mind, then come back to your business with renewed zest and motivation. If you have any new ideas, then implement them as soon as you come back, since your energy levels will be high.