Do you find yourself declining invites you kind of want to go to?
Do you worry about what you said over a text or an email when people don’t reply immediately?
Among many others, these are subtle but important cues from your subconscious that you may be experiencing anxiety and stress.
Entrepreneurs often face challenges that are uncommon in other professions. Always strategizing, planning, experimenting with ideas and concepts whether it’s marketing or products, playing with not just money but also self-esteem with the risks you take, and having to focus on bottom lines all the time leaves very little room to breathe and balance general well-being.
And the emotional setbacks caused by past experiences, the mental roadblocks of doubt, confidence, the never ending negative commentary from that little inner voice are just a few additional hurdles you have to jump through to make things happen and reach those massive business and personal goals.
It would seem like feelings of stress, anxiety and overwhelm is inevitable, you might as well expect them to show up at some point.
The good news is that you are not alone. And we can take precautionary action to prevent burn out and learn a few magical techniques to cope with anxiety and stress.
If You Can Follow Simple Directions, You can get Instant relief from anxiety in your sleep!
First, let’s understand what causes stress and anxiety.
While several factors likely influence levels of stress, anxiety and thus, well-being, research points to several principal causes:
- Cause: Over active mind
As entrepreneurs, it’s not easy to stop thinking about work, the next move, and the profit margins. But all this activity in the mind causes us to go on over drive.
What to do:
Practice mindfulness throughout the day. Being more present in your activities helps eliminate unwanted negative thoughts that cause stress, overwhelm and anxiety.
- Cause: Pessimism
Psychologists don’t see pessimism as the glass being half empty. Instead, they use the concept to describe the way a person explains why certain events happen. Do you view bad events as permanent or uncontrollable? Or are they temporary and changeable? Taking an optimistic view and taking courageous actions to prevent predictable bad events makes a huge difference in life and business. Many studies show that optimistic people consistently outperform their pessimist counterparts.
What to do:
Foster positivity. Reflect on your past successes, how you dealt with stressful situations. Keep a gratitude journal and remind yourself daily of the small things that makes your life amazing.
- Cause: Lack of control
A study measuring job demands and lack of control found that the one combination that was most detrimental to health and morale was high job demands in combination with low control. People with low control had shown higher rates of coronary disease and depression. Small businesses are demanding. It takes up a lot of time, energy and focus. And there’s always something stressful right around the corner as you are solving one problem. There’s very little control over certain stressful situations.
What to do:
Discover and use your strengths to prevent what you can. Maybe you are good at using your voice and can talk to people with ease and comfort. Use that skill in you sales and customer care initiatives to prevent unhappy customer scenarios. Maybe you are a natural at self-development and love spending time working on your personal growth. Try not to ignore personal time to get more work done. Instead, play on your passion and set aside a time to learn, relax and grow.
Lastly, know that if there’s nothing you can do to prevent the bad event that’s causing stress and anxiety, let it be! The only permanent truth in life is impermanence. Know that it too shall pass. Breath deep and let go. Let the current of time take care of it.
Did you know that the queen of ‘running the world’ also experiences extreme stress and anxiety?
Beyoncé has spoken about needing some time off after a stressful period in her life. In her own words:
“It was beginning to get fuzzy. I couldn’t even tell which day or which city I was at. I would sit there at ceremonies and they would give me an award and I would just thinking about the next performance. “
And she goes on to say:
“My mother was very persistent and kept saying that I had to take care of my mental health”
And that, my friend, is exactly what we all need to do! Our number one priority should be health. Without it, we cannot do anything!
We have a choice, every day when we wake up, to stand still or move forward.
And sometimes, moving forward is to stand still.
Without that stillness there might not be any strength left to neither stand nor move.
It is that stillness, that cultivates mental courage. It is the mental strength that manifests in to physical body as power, resilience and confidence to move mountains.
The choice is yours. Is an impending deadline or a pile of work more important than your mental health and happiness?
Here’s a hint:
In other news, Life So Blissful is hosting a series of workshops to encourage just this – choose bliss over stress & anxiety.
We will be hosting our first workshop to combat anxiety on Tuesday, 14th of March.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU TO:
- Enjoy life more without nervousness or worry
- Work through any situation with a calm, relaxed state of mind
- Achieve your goals and become more successful by removing all your nervousness
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN DURING THE WORKSHOP:
- Techniques to deal with stressful situations
- Develop skills to manage anxiety on a day to day basis
- How to be in the moment with powerful meditative practices
- The theory of the mind and how you can wipe out anxious thoughts completely within minutes
- How to use mindfulness to create lasting inner peace
- Enjoy a live group hypnosis session and experience instant relief from anxiety and stress
WHAT YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH:
- More oomph and zero stress so that you can spend more time with people you love and get out of bed each day with bursting energy
- A powerful feeling of calm and control
- A whole bunch of strategies and techniques to break free from anxiety for good and live life on your own terms
- A Step by step guide to self-hypnosis that you can refer to at any time and program your mind for a peaceful life free of anxiety
- 7 audio recordings of Guided meditations for lasting inner peace and calm
- A high vibe radiant smile on your face that will have your friends begging you for your secret pill of bliss
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THE STAR CLIENT WHO BEAT ANXIETY:
When I came to Mahesha’s office I didn’t have much hope. I had already tried everything there was to try and this was really a last resort and honestly I just went because her office was right next door. There was nothing to lose. I have been suffering from social anxiety since I was 9 years old. And diagnosed with depression. Each day was a struggle and the medications only made me drowsy. I used to complain a lot and nagged my husband for the smallest things which was taking its toll on our marriage. It was so bad I couldn’t even spend time with my baby girl. Doctors prescribed shock therapy and I had no choice but to endure the pain. It didn’t really do much. I was still suffering from major anxiety and the depressive thoughts never left. After our first session, I felt an instant relief, like a burden had been lifted off my shoulders. As I listened to Mahesha’s recording at night, I noticed I was waking up with a smile on my face. My husband was starting to take notice too. It’s hard to explain this but after the third session I felt this new sense of freedom and a sense of happiness I really can’t describe or express in words. I don’t remember the last time I felt this way. Maybe when I was a little girl. But a week after, I was doing things that I never would have done before. Like go carting! The anxiety would have gotten the best of me and I would have never even tried. It’s such a liberating feeling. The best part was I was starting to fantasize about starting a business! I’m not sure if I’m ready for it quite yet but I am excited at the possibility. Anxiety can go take a hike while I enjoy my life!-(name and personal information un disclosed for confidentiality)
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