Relaxation vs Stress
You’re the boss, so I know you understand all about stress. But do you know why it is so important to relax? To relieve all that stress? Knowing how to relax here in the Reno Area can mean the difference between early business success, and early angina.
Everyone Needs To Know How to Relax
Most of my ‘working day’ is filled with things I enjoy doing. You probably feel that way, because that is why most people go into business for themselves. But, it’s still very important to take some time off and just relax. Tune out. Turn off. Shut down… Recharge your batteries and re-invigorate your mind. Of course, there are Professional Staffing Agencies who can take day-to-day pressures off some of your mundane tasks, but we’re talking about relaxation.
Why Relaxation Matters
Running a business, even an online business that’s not too big, can be a roller-coaster ride.
Exciting highs. Heart-breaking lows. Responsibilities to juggle and fit into an ever shrinking work day. You’re shifting and adapting to a constantly changing playground; battling the dual effects of recessionary trends in Northern Nevada and hungry new competition moving in from California. All of that, causes you stress.
If it keeps on accumulating and you don’t find relief, you’ll experience sagging enthusiasm, frequent tiredness, fading optimism and a generally bleaker outlook for your future. You already know it can cause serious health problems.
Relaxing frequently has never been more important.
Here are some excellent reasons why you should just relax.
- De-stress: Functioning under a constant burden of stress is like trying to row a boat through mud. You keep putting more effort into it, but you never seem to be getting very far.
- Creativity: Your most creative ideas often pop-up when you’re relaxed and stress free. While working on short deadlines may provide an adrenaline surge, it really isn’t the best way to spur creativity.
- Evaluate & Assess: Relaxing and getting completely away from work, from time to time, allows you to review your performance objectively. Step back and see how well things are going. Do you need an adjustment? Is some part of your organization out of balance? Are you doing what needs to be done? Should you delegate stuff? These answers are easier to find, while you’re relaxed.
More next week.
Have a Great Day!