Managing stress is not about avoiding stress it’s about structuring a plan to be able to cope effectively with daily pressures.
As a business owner, I often struggle with the pressure of being the sole decision-maker. And when the stakes are high, it can be difficult to trust my instincts without feeling nervous about making mistakes, we can all relate to those gut retching moments.
“We all have a Chimp, can you recognise yours?” Emotions… they keep us company every day. They can be helpful and make us feel great, but they can also cloud rational thinking and take us down a spiral of negative thinking such as worry, fear, anxiety, frustration, stress, anger and so on.
You're running your own small business; it's ticking along and you're feeling quietly confident that you have control of all aspects of your work, the daily social media management, freelancers, deliveries, meetings, design and artwork, deadlines and then something changes.....
Our inherent qualities of mind and character, our moods and set of attitudes can be summed up by the word 'mindset'. Our mindset influences absolutely everything, from our relationships to business. It is our biggest asset and most powerful tool to get to where we want to be, but it can hinder our progress if it isn't right.
Delegation is both an art and a science. There are definitely better and worse ways to do it but judging exactly what to delegate and to who, takes a bit of trial and judgement.
In this article we will look at what to delegate, when and how. We will also look at why this can be difficult to do in practice.
Menopause and the Workplace - ‘’The average age of women to experience the menopause is 51 years old when they are in more senior posts and may have more stressful jobs that can be more difficult to juggle around family life, let alone cope with having menopausal symptoms too’’
Waking up with a start at 2am in a pool of cold sweat isn’t anyone’s idea of a good night’s sleep. And while it happens to us all from time to time, if you have your own business then chances are these night-time disturbances are a bit more frequent than you’d like.
Adjusting life to a new business and balancing with other aspects of your life can be tricky. By the time you’ve added hours of a part-time job, gym sessions and other personal commitments, the time to do your business is reduced to a few hours here and there! I personally found to begin with my balance of life and work wasn’t right.