Ways to Deal With Small Business Stressors

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Small business owners are subject to a lot of stress, so it’s important you know how to deal with this kind of stress.

Running a small business is not for the faint of heart. It is a profession that is littered with success, failure, tears, joy, and stress. Just because it’s a small business doesn’t mean the stress that comes with it is small. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. If you are a small business owner and want to know how to deal with the stress that comes with running a small business, look no further: here are ways in which you can deal with small business stress.

  1. Look inward
    Not philosophically, but biologically. Are you hungry? Thirsty? Tired? When our bodies aren’t functioning properly, our minds tend to suffer–leading to stress. Tend to your basic functions first, you may find that that’s all it was.
  2. It’s time to get physical (physical)
    When things get too stressful, you may need a rush of dopamine. For your lunch break, head to the gym and workout. This leads your body to release dopamine, which pleasures your brain, giving you a better handle on your mental state.
  3. Don’t overthink it
    Perfectionism is an illusion and also generates unnecessary stress. While you need to plan for contingencies, worrying about the outcome of every single variable and action leads to a positive feedback loop, which generates more stress with your current stress: a stress loop which you should want to avoid.

Stress can lead to adverse health effects like heart disease and high blood pressure–which are illnesses that can land you in the emergency room if not taken care of in the proper way. For help acquiring the right business insurance for your business, contact the independent insurance professionals at Risk Management LLC in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

  • Risk Management assisted me in determining the best insurance coverage to match my business’ risks. Not only did their professional staff spend ample time meeting with me to understand my business, but they continue to follow up with a phone call on a regular basis. I’d consider each of the members on the Risk Management team a true asset in my corner, as they assist to resolve complex insurance issues including GL, Med-pay, business interruption, unemployment insurance, and most importantly, claims management. Their ongoing research in the insurance industry allows my rates and coverage’s to be best in in class, which helps me to remain competitive in my industry.

    -Steve, S. former owner of Helium Trampoline Park

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    -Mark M. Operations Manager,CEO Fun Palace Place

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