5 tips on managing stress as a business owner

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As a business owner, every part of your business has the potential to stress you out and keep you up at night.

Here's my top 5 tips on how to manage stress as a business owner:

1. Learn to say NO

You can't be all things to all people, so learn to prioritize and say no when you need to. This allows you to maintain control of your time and helps you avoid taking on too many jobs at once.

2. Set work hours

As a business owner, you can work whenever you feel like it, but it can also be really useful to set work hours. This will help prevent you from feeling guilty for not working and stop you from procrastinating when you need to get something done!

3. Focus on one task at a time

At the end of the day, spending time worrying about all of your projects at once is simply time wasted, and adds no value to your work. Focus on things one at a time, take regular breaks and keep breathing!

4. Delegate or outsource your day-to-day tasks

In order to successfully scale your business, you can’t try to do it all on your own. By outsourcing or hiring staff to take care of time-consuming tasks, such a business development or marketing - you can focus on the most important, high-level priorities for your business.

5. Do something for YOU every day

Doing something that you enjoy every day will help eliminate stress and gives you something to always look forward to if you’re finding yourself in a work slump.

It can be difficult to put yourself first when you run your own business, but without practices like these, you are more likely to experience exhaustion, burnout and extreme stress as a business owner.

Stephanie Conway