HOW TO MANAGE SRESS AND ANXIETY AS AN ENTREPRENEUR

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Being an entrepreneur provides endless opportunities, but it also comes with the same number of challenges. If you have your own small business then you ought to make important decisions every single day. 

 

The constant pressure to be focused, productive, and on top of things can make you feel overwhelmed, but there are ways to take back control of your life. Instead of feeling defeated by your fears, learn how to manage stress and anxiety. They’re an inevitable part of every entrepreneur’s life, but once you know how to deal with them, they’ll no longer stop you from unleashing your full potential.

 

Before getting into details of how to cope better with stress and anxiety, let’s see what the most common stress symptoms are. You can perceive them as signals which your body sends you when you’re about to cross your own limits. Next time you experience one of them, you should know that you have been warned; therefore, it’s high time to slow down and take care of yourself.

 

Stress Symptoms

 

The most common stress symptoms are:

 

  • Headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Being afraid of and worrying about many things
  • Behavioral change (more smoking, drinking, or eating)
  • Chest pain
  • Seeking isolation
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Sleeping problems
  • Irritation
  • Feeling dissatisfied or unhappy
  • Concentration problems
  • Feeling in a rush for no reason

 

 

Chronic Stress

 

Stress is our body’s response to a potentially dangerous situation. It makes us react immediately if something threatens our lives, and it has helped us survive so far as humankind. But nature also gives us the ability to recover from experiencing stress as long as it lasts a couple of minutes. For example, if you’re crossing the street, but you see a car coming at you at high speed, your heart will start beating faster, you’ll sweat, and your body will be ready to flee in order to escape the life-threatening situation. But after only a couple of minutes, you’ll be ‘back to normal’, and any sign of this extreme body response will be gone. 

 

As an entrepreneur, you experience a lot of stress, and for a longer period. Various factors in your everyday life lead to this. Unfortunately, your body was not designed to deal with stress in the long run. Chronic stress leads to anxiety as the more you think ahead while being in a stressful state of mind, the more potential dangers you see and the more worried you are. 

 

This is a vicious circle. Once your body perceives a stressful situation that is about to come (even if it’s only in your imagination), your body experiences stress even if there is no physical threat in the present. It activates the whole system, which makes you alert and ready to react. 

 

Keeping your defense mechanisms active all the time requires a lot of mental and physical energy. No wonder you feel exhausted all the time! But if you learn to listen to your body and recognize the stress symptoms on time, you’ll be able to react on time and keep balance in your life. 

 

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Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety

 

Here are a couple of ideas that can help you manage stress and anxiety as an entrepreneur. They’re divided into two categories: helping thoughts, and constructive behavior. 

 

  1. Helping Thoughts 

 

The way you perceive stress is what determines its impact on your life. Here are some ways to change how you look at potentially dangerous situations.

 

Changing the Perspective

 

Learning to put things into perspective is very useful for reducing stress. In the beginning, it might seem more difficult than it is. Try looking at your life and issues from a distance. Is your problem still that big? Think about what worries you now, and whether it’ll matter in five years.

 

If something makes you worried all the time, write it down. This way you’ll be able to see its real size, and you’ll stop fantasizing how important or difficult it is. Furthermore, it feels good to clear your head by putting your thoughts on paper. 

 

Think about all the different ways you could perceive a certain situation. Can you also see it as a lesson or an opportunity? By putting things into perspective, you may see new paths that weren’t visible to you beforehand. This leads to finding a new approach or a solution that has never occurred to you so far. 

 

Accepting and Letting Go

 

In addition to changing your perspective, letting go is one of the most effective ways to deal with stress. People who are resistant to stress are often better at letting go. 

 

Think of something you can’t let go of. For example, if you are angry at something or someone, there’s something that you cannot accept and therefore cannot let go of. Your anger will linger for a long time until the situation is resolved, and you can close that chapter. But some situations can never be resolved. In such cases, it’s healthier if you just figure out what to do with it.

 

Letting go actually means that you can accept a situation that cannot be changed. This is different from resigning yourself to a hopeless situation. Acceptance is more about adapting to the current situation and trying to make the best of it, instead of focusing on how bad it is.

 

Positive Mindset

 

Your emotions and thoughts determine how you feel about yourself. Take the time to learn how to turn negative thoughts into constructive ones. Adopting a positive mindset would help you to be more resilient to stress. If you’re confident in yourself and the future, you’ll no longer perceive every little obstacle as the end of the world.

 

Don’t forget that everyone has to deal with certain issues. Setbacks are just a part of life. The only thing you can do is see it as an opportunity to gain new experience and grow as a person.

 

By nature, people are inclined to pay attention to anything that can go wrong. By reversing that behavior, you can teach yourself to appreciate the good sides of life. 

 

But how can you make sure that you keep a positive state of mind? A great idea is to start a gratitude journal. Every evening, write at least three things that happened during the day that made you happy or proud of yourself. Writing regularly in your gratitude journal will help you focus on the bright aspects of your day and maintain a positive mindset. 

 

 

 

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  1. Constructive behavior

 

Your success and happiness depend on a lot of factors, but (let’s be honest!) your actions matter the most. The way you approach your work determines whether you manage stress and anxiety effectively or not. By taking control over certain matters, you can drastically reduce stress.

 

Dare to Say ‘No’

 

For many people, saying ‘no’ is a serious challenge. But why is it so difficult?

 

Maybe you don’t want to lose the respect of others, or you’re afraid of conflict. Sometimes it’s just easier to say ‘yes’ when you mean ‘no’. 

 

Setting boundaries is crucial for dealing with stress and anxiety, but it’s only possible if you learn to say ‘no’. If you can’t say it, you won’t have the time and energy to say ‘yes’ to the things that are important to you. And this can be extremely stressful!

 

Do you struggle with determining whether you should say ‘no’ to something? Then ask yourself how enthusiastic you are about it. If your enthusiasm is not a 9 or 10, refuse to do it. This way, you’ll be monitoring your limits strictly, and you’ll be doing only things that make you truly happy.

 

Set Priorities

 

Both in business and private life, setting priorities is a must. Without priorities, you’re out of control. 

 

What are the most important aspects of your life?

 

By devoting attention and time to things that are significant to you, you often gain new energy. Reducing stress means feeling less overwhelmed and far from burning out. Therefore, taking care of yourself and finding time for relaxation should be among your top priorities. If you recharge your batteries more often, you’ll be able to deal with stress way better.

 

Enhance Your Energy

 

If you know where your priorities lie and you can say ‘no’ in an assertive way, you can also start paying attention to your energy. Where does it go? Do you often waste it on people who don’t deserve it?

 

Some activities provide you with energy, but others literally take it from you, leaving you exhausted and grumpy. Here are some of the most common situations where you might lose a significant amount of your energy without even noticing it:

 

 

  • Expecting too much of yourself and others
  • Living in a home with a negative atmosphere
  • Dealing with difficult business partners
  • Spending time with energy vampires

 

 

Be careful where you invest your energy as you can’t be successful if you’re constantly tired! 

 

Get a theta healing session to reduce stress and to find your underlying blocks

It is very common news now that our thoughts create our reality and even science has started to back up this claim now on a large level. Our subconscious mind is said to control almost 95% of our life which includes our attitude, emotions, actions, beliefs, and even our experiences. When we have some deeply rooted negative subconscious beliefs, no matter how much we try on a conscious level we cannot change our lives. In such cases, a proper reprogramming of the subconscious mind is required and in order to reach the subconscious mind, a theta healing session can be helpful. 

 

How does a theta healing session work?



Our brain runs on five basic types of frequencies that are known as gamma, beta, alpha, theta, and delta. These specific frequencies are dominant one at a time depending on the state the brain is in. The human brain in a deep meditative state, upon waking up or before drifting off to sleep runs on the theta frequency. It is in this theta brain wave frequency state when the subconscious mind is most receptive to any suggestions and influence.

 

In a theta healing session, the client is made to enter a deep meditative relaxed state of mind in order to bypass the conscious mind and reach the subconscious mind. When the subconscious mind is in reach, the individual’s mind and core beliefs can be easily reprogrammed. Basically, all the negative beliefs and blockages of the individual can be counteracted by making opposite suggestions that are in harmony with the person’s goal.

 

Scientific researches have shown that the theta frequency can have the given common benefits:

 

  • Heals physical illnesses and aches
  • Controls phobias and basic fears
  • Treats depression and anxiety
  • Frees you from bad habits
  • Helps letting go of addictions
  • Improve the overall healthy sense of being
  • Stimulates the release of endorphins which causes feelings of euphoria

 

A typical theta healing session lasts anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes and the number of sessions an individual may require on how severe their stress levels are. Typically, a majority of the people undergoing a session claim that they feel a lot lighter and better after a single session. Getting a theta healing session is a very beneficial way to not only reduce your stress but to also heal some deep-rooted trauma and beliefs that can be the cause of constant stress, PTSD, and anxiety.

 

If you want a vital life with less stress and anxiety, go for a theta healing session with me or book a free discovery session now. Honestly Healthy will empower you to shift your energy and take control of your life!

 

Disclaimer:

A Theta healing session is not guaranteed to cure, treat, or diagnose any physical or mental disease. The advice, instructions, and treatment done by the practitioner are not intended to substitute professional medical care or diagnosis. As a participant, you must take full responsibility for your own emotional and physical well-being.

 

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