Uncover the truths about how to deal with stress, work overload, and COVID-19
2020 has thrown a variety of obstacles at entrepreneurs and the pandemic continues to push us past our limits. Some businesses are thriving while others, not so much.So what is the secret to a thriving business? A thriving entrepreneur. If only it were that easy, however.
Every day, we find ourselves feeling deprived of joy and ambition because we’re exhausted from dealing with stresses from everyday life.
As a consultant, father, friend, and digital marketer, I have found myself struggling to balance multiple tasks at once only to produce subpar work.
The stress of maintaining good relationships, managing my time, being a good friend and employer, and somehow surviving the pandemic is a lot. It wasn’t until I learned about these 4 tips that I started not only surviving the pandemic, but thriving in it.
Dream Dollar Signs
With so much going on around us, it’s normal to be bombarded daily with thoughts about the Election, COVID, work, family, etc. If you want to focus solely on the growth of your business, you need to get into the mindset of an entrepreneur. Read articles, listen to podcasts, and do research to get into the money-making habit.
Define Your Life
It is easy to get lost in the sea of daily tasks. One way to avoid feeling this way is to define your version of success. What does success look like to you? This will help you create clear, concise goals that will outline your workday and organize your life.
Stop Using Procrastination as an Excuse
Time spent procrastinating is wasted time. Force yourself to start a task, even if it’s a rough start. Any start is better than none.
If you’re behind on emailing people back, start writing out drafts. All you have to do is write your ideas down and the rest of the work will follow. You will be surprised at how simply starting a task encourages you to complete it.
It doesn’t matter how prosperous the economy is or how great your business is doing if YOU are not doing well. You are the driving force behind your dreams, so if you are run down or burnt out, those dreams will fade. Make time for yourself by meditating, exercising, napping, watching TV, or drawing.
At the end of the day…
2020 will continue to challenge us and the pandemic will remain a constant stressor. What’s important is how you handle your stressors and get over the obstacles.
It took me less than a week to incorporate these 4 tips into my life and turn them into habits. Now that I have, I feel more vibrant, productive, and more enthusiastic than ever.
4 easy tips, less than a week, a lasting change.