I recently received an email from a friend who was considering quitting her online business. She is going through a stressful time, as we all do, and feels her business is just not worth it anymore. If this sounds familiar to you, then join the crowd! We are all human and there are times when the everyday stress of life just takes it’s toll.
What you need to do when this happens is not to quit your business, but to step back, give yourself some breathing room and take care of what is causing the excess stress. If you are having family problems, take a break from your business and tend to your family. When that problem is resolved you will be anxious to get back to business.
Think long and hard before quitting.
There are times when I have felt the same way, but I know that I would never want to quit my business. Besides getting to work with so many wonderful people, this business is now a part of me and my life. I am sure that a lot of you feel the same way.
There are many things you can do to de-stress and be ready to get back to business.
** Exercise is one of the best stress relievers there is. Walking, aerobics, dancing, or whatever form of exercise you choose has many more benefits also.
** One thing I do when business gets the better of me, is to shut the computer down for the day and turn my attention to other things that need to be done. Just taking a small break from business can help. When things are really stressful, we may need to take a longer break.
** Another thing I do, is to take a few moments and just reflect upon how lucky I really am. I have a home, wonderful family, great job, my health and I also get to live on this beautiful planet. I do not take any of these things for granted for even one minute because in a minute it could all be gone!!
** As you are taking those few moments to think about what you do have instead of what you don’t, you should also be taking some nice, deep cleansing breaths. And also stretch out some of those tired muscles. I guarantee doing these things will revitalize and refresh your mind and body.
** Take some time to think about why you started your business and if those reasons still apply. Are your goals still the same, do you still have the motivation? If the other areas in your life need more attention right now, that is fine, it happens to all of us. Just do what you need to do and then get back to business. Do not make the decision to quit when you are stressed out or trying to deal with other problems. Wait until you can think clearly!
** Here are some sites that might give you some more good ideas for de-stressing and life management.
Stress is a serious matter and should not be ignored. But it can be controlled and reduced. Do not make any life changing decisions when you are over-stressed. Take a break, clear your mind, de-stress and things will look a lot different!
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