Episode #50: Thriving During Stressful Times

Dec 12, 2019

What does crunch time look like for you? Managing an event, online launch or the high season in your business can wreak havoc on your stress levels. Maybe a stressful situation has popped up when you least expected it to, and you now find yourself with a thousand things on your mind and a to-do list that’s a mile long.

 

In this episode, I talk about the strategies I use when I’m in “crunch time.”

 

Physical Body

If we don’t take care of ourselves, then we could get sick or injured, which will only compound our stress. Instead, it’s crucial to think about what you need to thrive during an intense period. I talk about taking care of myself physically, which, for me, means staying hydrated, eating clean, getting lots of exercise and proper rest. I do my best not to overdo anything, and I create a routine which my body loves.

 

Mind

During times of high stress, we often let negative and doubtful thoughts in. These are often unreasonable, but it’s a natural response to set ourselves up, so we don’t get hurt. To combat this, I spend a few moments every morning doing a thought download; this gets it all out of my brain. Be sure to spend time focusing on what inspires you and set aside any negativity in your life.

 

Soul

It’s essential to feel good inside ourselves when the stakes are high, or during a stressful time. I find it helpful to make a list of everything that makes me feel good, such as spending time with friends and loved ones, outdoor walks, movie nights, or taking a bath. Everyone is different, so pick what works for you and write it down. Once you have a list, you can choose something from there when you feel overwhelmed

 

It’s been my experience that entrepreneurs (especially females) tend to pile on the tasks when things get busy instead of taking a step back to assess whether it’s essential or a priority. Many of us feel like we have to do everything, instead of delegating tasks that someone else could do on our behalf. When we find ourselves in this situation, it’s important to ask for and accept help wherever we can find it. It’s also imperative to keep everything in perspective.

 

Do the fine details matter? Remember that nothing is perfect, and we are all learning as we grow in our entrepreneurial journeys. To operate as your highest self, and don’t focus on everything being perfect. Instead, trust that’s it’s enough.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Mamas & Co.
Your online community of smart, passionate mama entrepreneurs

Melanie Sutherland
Body Co. 

The Business of Thinking Big Podcast
Episode #20: Is It Time to Build a Team?
Episode #27: Shifting from Practitioner to Leader 

Anchor Studio
Silvia Silva 

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