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5 Ways small businesses can employ to bust stress

Working individually and in a time bound environment sometimes turns out to be distressing for the owner. Compounded with it are hassles of day to problems in order in the ordinary course of running a business. All these things bundle up and make the individual distressed and even alienated from his job. This breeds lethargy and mundane attitude towards work, which in turn will affect the business and the employees. This scenario is certainly not a good one if your business should grow and prosper. Stressbusting is important, let’s take a look at some methods entrepreneurs can employ to get rid of stress:

Earn respect and confidence of your workers

confidence of your workers

Inculcate some managerial traits in your personality. Remember that you are the owner of the business and that you are the pivot around which your small organization works. Employees look up to your for inspiration and action. If you mess up managing them or that you are found in a pitiable state, they will not perform well either. Many problems can be traced to the inability of a boss in displaying leadership and authority. Try to win the confidence and respect of the workers by way of your behavior, attitude and working style.

Distribute work

Everyone's opinion matters in this office

Parcel out the work into smaller chunks and distribute it among your employees. Instead of supervising all the work yourself, train one of the better and trustworthy employee and delegate some responsibilities and supervision. Alternatively, for some time consuming and tedious work, you can hire part-time or freelance service of someone. You might actually manage to avail the services of an expert at a comparably lower cost using this method. This way, you will be able to save both time and energy for other activities and cut down on stress level.

Time management

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Most of the times it is not all about work load and scantiness of time but poor management of time. Keep track of the things you do and the time that is spent in completing general tasks. Much of our time is wasted in doing those things that were not necessary at all or that could be dispensed with. Talking to your friends over phone or chatting with them over social media takes away much of our time. Check out for distractions and try to limit them. Keep your hobbies and pastimes for holidays.

Stick to your routine

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Discipline is a big contributing factor in growth of a person. So keep a disciplined life and do not deviate from the routine you have set for yourself. A big catastrophe will certainly befall you if you take a day off just on the insistence of some family friends who are visiting you at home or cancel a meeting with your employees in order to party out with your friends. All this exposes your laidback attitude towards work. This also leads to building up of task to be done and resultantly increases stress.

Do not overwork

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Over working only stresses out the body and builds up anxiety in an individual. Irritability and sluggishness are the obvious fallouts. Keep your mind fresh and vitalized with off time hobbies.

This will bring down stress level and keep you invigorated. You don’t have to work yourself to death, but you have to manage and balance work and personal life.

With these stress-busting techniques, you will definitely lead a more healthy and fulfilling working life and also see your business grow to new heights.


Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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