How To Deal With The
Stress Of Running A Business
Okay, You've started your own private practice.
Now the stress begins.
It's great to have that freedom in working for
ourselves and not having to deal with a boss that doesn't
appreciate all your hard work you do every day.
In fact, if he's like a lot of bosses - they
probably didn't give you any credit for what you did, but
expected you to do twice as much as you have to do. Well now
that you don't have to deal with that situation any longer, you
now have to deal with the everyday stress of having your own
First off, if you've started a business that you
can do from your own home, that's definitely a plus. But what
are the downfalls of it? Here's a few ways to help you in
running a small business...
One of the things that I have to do is talk on the phone a lot.
Well what I do to keep from getting so stressed is to every
hour, just step away from the phone for a couple of minutes and
just relax. Talking on the phone a lot strains my throat at the
end of the day so I have to take those short breaks.
It's good to keep some ice water to keep at your
desk. I have to repeat the same thing over and over again on the
phone for my small business. I soon found out that I was really
getting board with this plus it hurt my throat at the end of the
day. I decided to go over what I had to say on the phone to the
I changed a few words around to make it to where
I could talk to my customer without sounding like I was a
recording. I soon found out that I started enjoying what I was
doing and my small business was now starting to work for me
without being so stressed.
After all what's the sense in having your own
business if you are going to be as stressed out as you were
Stress can make you and your family's life miserable if you let
it get out of hand. So try to think of different ways to help
you not only keep from going through a lot of stress, but also
learn how to really enjoy running a small business.
If you have a small child at home try to think
of different things that will keep your child entertained while
you're working. Depending on their age you could give them some
little things to do around the house. Keeping your child calm
will help you keep calm so you can make your small business work
Besides, chores are good for a child. At least
at the end of the day they'll feel like they've really
accomplished something that has been helpful to you. So then
your child feels good at the end of the day and so do you.
Be persistent daily and you'll make your small
business work for you.