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How To Get Out of The Small Business Stress Cycle

Posted by John Boudreau on Jul 28, 2017 3:32:30 PM

Stress is a major problem and can cause all sorts of health problems. Small business owners have it worse than the general public. Studies show, small business owner's stress is two to four times higher than non business owners.

Life is stressful, so you're not going to eliminate stress completely, but there are certain stress relievers you can apply to reduce the amount of stress you experience with while running your small business. I've found that many small business owners get stuck in what I call the "stress cycle" which keeps them stressed and prevents them from truly enjoying their business.

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Topics: small business stress, problem solving, learned helplessness

3 Ways To Reduce Your Stress As A Small Business Owner

Posted by John Boudreau on Jun 20, 2017 4:19:31 PM

We've all heard that stress is bad for you.

According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can give you headaches, muscle tension or pain, chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach and sleeping problems.

Stress can also affect your mood causing you to be anxious, restless, lack motivation, irritable, overwhelmed or depressed. If you find yourself "just having a bad day,"stress may be the reason why.

Stress can also affect your behavior in a negative way. You may overeat, have angry outbursts, abuse alcohol or socially withdraw. Again, all things that in the long-term will hurt you and the ones you love.

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Topics: Increasing Profit, small business stress, reducing stress