Stress Deserves Your Undivided Attention When Building a Business & Dealing With Good (+Bad!) Clients
As you’re aware, stress has been linked to common health problems, such as insomnia, mood swings, marital discontent, and forgetfulness. Oh, and let’s not overlook chronic health issues, such as cancer, disease, and mental illness.
Overlooking stress is not something any of us should do if we want to continue being successful business professionals. Our mental and physical stability should be at the top of our priority list.
We can’t always avoid stress. Though we can nip it in the bud before it becomes an issue.
There are 4 major ways to relieve stress:
- Avoid Blue Light
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
1. Blue Light
Do you work on your computer into the wee hours of the night?
If so, you might not know of the dangers caused by blue light found in modern electronics and how its exposure can have a negative impact on how you sleep.
A lack of rejuvenating sleep can increase your stress levels.
An article written by CNet.com stated, “Study after study after study has shown that light given off by electronics affects our sleep health. The consensus is that the blue light that LED screens give off can slow or halt the production of melatonin, the hormone that signals our brain that it’s time for bed.”
If your computer and electronics usage is contributing to unhealthy stress levels, then it’s time to look into blue light block glasses and reducing your exposure to blue light altogether.
ACTION PLAN #1
For the next few days, wear your blue light blocking glassess as well as cut back on the usage of electronics. Assess your stress level after those few days. Do you feel better? Worse? The same? If you feel better, great! If your stress is about the same or you don’t feel better, give this experiment a few more days, just to be sure.
Transcendental Meditation, also known as TM, is another great way for relieving stress and clearing your thoughts.
Meditation isn’t new. In fact, meditation has been around for centuries.
There’s “something to meditation” because many, many people swear by it (including me!).
Check out these stars who enjoy the stress-relieving benefits of meditation:
- Jerry Seinfeld
- Clint Eastwood
- Eva Longoria
- Katy Perry
- Ringo Starr
- Jennifer Aniston
Know right up front that learning TM through an instructor isn’t cheap.
I paid my instructor more than $1K for a 3-day training.
Despite the investment, meditation has been THE BEST thing I have ever done for myself … and my business!
Meditation reduces stress, provides brain clarity, and keeps me focused. These abilities have translated to huge profits, making the $1K investment completely inconsequential.
Honestly, my only regret was not learning meditation sooner.
Meditation has been a game-changing experience for me.
To learn more about TM, here’s a brief introduction:
ACTION PLAN #2
Learn more about meditation via YouTube.com. Also, check out TM.org and sign up to take one of their upcoming training sessions. You won’t regret your decision!
My recommended third method … heck, you may not have heard of.
Honestly, I only heard of the technique around 2011 or so.
At first, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) seems absolutely bizarre. But, once you learn it, you won’t be able to deny the results.
The EFT method will help you…
- Keep a level head while starting your new venture
- Remain focused on the business tasks at hand
- Take business obstacles in stride, realizing that challenges are temporary and a normal part of the process
To learn more about how EFT works, check out this instructional video on YouTube:
ACTION PLAN #3
Give EFT a try — despite the initial weirdness you’ll feel. EFT should provide you with near-immediate relief, which is important when dealing with demanding and stressful clients or struggling with the idiocracies of your business.
Exercise is that “thing” we all know we should do because it pumps endorphins into our bodies. Yet, we foolishly find excuse after excuse to avoid it.
If you’re dealing with stress, stop reading this article right now and immediately put a plan into action to improve your physical activity.
Here are 3 tips to boost your exercise regimen:
- Find a walking partner and arrange a daily walking schedule
- Pick up a physical hobby, such as gardening
- Join a gym, such as Planet Fitness, and attend one or two of the weekly exercise classes (e.g. Yoga)
Take notice how my recommendations also “get you away from your desk.” Simply taking time away from client projects and building your business can also go a long way to helping reduce stress.
ACTION PLAN #4
Pop over to your Facebook page or call a friend that will commit to helping you with a new exercise plan. Also, specify exact days and times. Doing this will help you stay committed.