Stress is the number one cause of illness in our country. Learning how to manage your stress level is not only a smart decision, but it’s also critically important for your business success. When you are stressed out and feeling overwhelmed, it’s impossible to be at the top of your game. Most likely, your productivity level will drop and the quality of your work may suffer. Your judgment and decision making can become impaired. Certainly, emotions bubble to the surface more easily. Of course, long-term stress can cause serious, even life-threatening, medical problems. Then what good will you be to your business?
Be realistic about what you expect of yourself and don’t over commit. Learn to say “no” and really mean it. Women, including me, have a tendency to take on the world. When you realize you’re not superwoman and you can’t do it all then your opportunity to succeed is enhanced. There are only 24 hours in every day and no one, not even you, can change that. Manage your time wisely so the hours you spend building and growing your business are productive and profitable. Carve out personal time to energize your mind and your body. You understand the importance of taking care of your business assets so make it a priority to take care of the most important one – you.
-Susan Wilson Solovic, guest blogger