Posts Tagged "stress"

Why You Need To Take A Break From Your Business?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog

Why You Need To Take A Break From Your Business?

As soon as the new year commences, you are back to work. Planning, organising, creating – doing what you do best to make sure your business succeeds and you turn a profit. But come March and April, you can begin to get tired of all the demands of your business. If you are not careful, you can become overwhelmed and extremely stressed. It is important that you take a break over this period – particularly before the hectic end of the financial year where everything needs to be double and triple checked and your taxes filed. Looking after yourself is important. If you are healthy, then you can give 100% of your attention to the task. Avoid burn out and take a break Burn out of entrepreneurs, creatives and executives are much more widespread than you think. Corporate burnout can affect individuals at all levels and can manifest itself in many ways. Depression, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, aggression, anger and unexpected weight fluctuations are all part and parcel of the symptoms. Taking a break – even just an extended weekend – can give you the time to regroup and refocus. Prevention is better than a cure when it comes to...

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7 Ways to Relieve Stress Over the Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Blog

7 Ways to Relieve Stress Over the Holiday Season

Often the stress of the holiday season and the end of the year workload can build up causing lack of sleep and excessive tension in our bodies. Here are seven ways to help you relieve some of the stress so you can return to work feeling fresh and rejuvenated after your break and even more creative than ever. Spend time alone During the Christmas and New Year period, we spend a lot of time catching up with friends and family to celebrate the holiday festivities and the year ahead. Try to plan for times each day when it is just you, focusing on something that you love to do. A little bit of time can go a long way to relieving stress and increasing happiness. Read a book, go for a walk, nap or prepare yourself a little snack and enjoy the moment. Once you get in the habit of doing this without guilt, you will find it easier to continue with the practice in the future. Exercise to decrease stress levels We all need a bit of exercise to feel healthy and happy. It is great for your self-esteem and self-image and a wonderful mood enhancer. Whether you...

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The Importance Of Looking After Yourself

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Blog

The Importance Of Looking After Yourself

As we come to the second month of the year, after fully settling in after the holiday period, it is easy to forget the importance of work-life balance. You may have felt recharged come early January, however, a month into your work schedule you might feel differently. Too often creatives and entrepreneurs are working hard, focussing on those business goals and forgetting their health and well-being. Startup businesses are particularly guilty of overworking themselves. Whether we are working, playing or exercising, maintaining our health is very important in all aspects of our lives. Let’s face it, work can be stressful and there may be the need to stay late, arrive early or do tasks over and above your usual duties. If that happens don’t forget to schedule mini-breaks throughout your day so you don’t feel like you are spending all of your waking hours in the office. Cash flow, strategies and profit and loss scenarios may be constantly floating around your brain, however, you need to ensure that you step back and balance the busyness with plenty of relaxation and downtime. Stress can adversely affect the way we deal with our surroundings and our colleagues, and it can make...

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Coping With Business Stress – Don’t Let It Get You Down

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Blog

Coping With Business Stress – Don’t Let It Get You Down

No matter how much you enjoy running your business, it can be stressful at times.  As a business owner you have to wear many hats, so to speak, so there are a lot of different competing interests that demand your time and energy.  The next time that things begin to get too hectic or just seem to be “too much” to deal with, try some of these strategies to cut your stress level. 1. Be kind to yourself and make time for joy throughout your day. We all have those days where we feel like we barely have time to breathe because we are so busy and have so many deadlines and commitments. There’s just so much that needs to be done that it’s tempting to just sit there with your nose to the grindstone for hours on end until you get the job done. While it might seem counter–intuitive at first glance, you will find that you will feel less stressed, and get more done during your day, if you will take small mini-breaks as you go along. What are some little things that bring a smile to your face? Is it reading an email from a loved...

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Make The Most Of Your Holidays

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog

Make The Most Of Your Holidays

The holidays have the potential to literally be both a blessing and a curse for most of us. For many, the season is filled with festivities and activities that bring us excitement and joy and allow us to gather together and spend time with family, friends and other loved ones. This makes the holidays a great time to reconnect with our families and the people that we are close to, and to recharge our spirits. Be Wary of Holiday Stress and Burnout For others, the holidays can be very draining. Many businesses see their peak sales for the year come in around the holidays, which can put pressure on owners, managers and other staff as everyone must pitch in to ensure that their customers receive the assistance that they want and need. Even if you don’t work in an industry that sees an increase in the workload during the holidays, the season can still be stressful. It’s easy to feel frazzled at the end of the day when you’ve had to brave the extra crowds as you try to shop or dine away from home. Sometimes, we make the season more stressful than it has to be if we get...

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