How to Manage Business Stress: 5 Helpful Tips

Business has its challenges. It’s not always rosy and there are many days that test your will power and ability to find solutions to complicated issues.

Many business people complain of being “stressed” or overwhelmed.

In the words of Louise Hay: “stress always comes from fear”. Stress is an emotional reaction to a situation. The question then is: “are your beliefs actually causing you stress, rather than the situation itself?”

The reality is that you can decide how you will react to a situation. Consider identifying what the cause of the stress is. Is it being judged by others? Is it fear of failure?

Importantly, it is a well known fact that unmanaged emotion, turns into stress, and this can lead to health problems.

Below are 5 Helpful Tips to Manage Business Stress

Tip 1: Positive Re-framing

Learn all you can from your challenges. See every challenge as an opportunity to learn, grow and move a step closer to your goals.

When you encounter a challenge or obstacle, focus on how you can work towards a solution. Always remain calm, composed and focus on the task at hand. Break the issue down into manageable steps.

If you have no idea how you will deal with the challenge, seek advice. Who can you speak to?

If you are facing a complicated accounting, taxation or legal issue it is best to speak to a professional. With the right advice, you can move towards a resolution rather than feeling confused or stressed.

Re-frame your experiences into learning lessons that help you grow. When you do this, you will regain your control and composure as you face challenges.

Tip 2: Take some time out

When you are feeling stressed in business, take some time out. This can be some quiet self-time to evaluate your situation. It can be some time to relax and look at your challenge with new eyes when you are refreshed.

You will surprise yourself with your accelerated progress when you are in a positive frame of mind.

When you step back and analyse the situation, you will respond instead of react.

Creating a shift in your mindset will help you take effective action when you are calm.

Relaxation time is important for all people, especially for entrepreneurs who have a great deal of business responsibility.

Tip 3: Focus on Your Goals

Focusing on your goals, also helps remove stress. Revisit your goals often. Have a plan of action. Re-assess your action plan if it isn’t working.

The more resourceful you become, the less stress you will experience. You will be living your life according to your visions and values.

Tip 4: Have a supportive team

A supportive team can make all the difference in your business. Surround yourself with people who are team players.

A supportive team can assist you during challenging times.

Be appreciative of your team and encourage them to reach for business goals. Successful teams help each other achieve business visions.

Tip 5: Remove stressful people from your life

Choose to spend time with people who are happy and who inspire you. Your environment can have an effect on your mindset. Choose environments that bring you comfort, peace of mind, and productivity.

All the best in achieving your goals.

Kostas Augerinos

Managing Director/Founder

KAA Australia