Let’s face it: to start a business and help it grow is not a stress-free endeavor. In fact, if you can’t handle stress well, you might not succeed as an entrepreneur. But before you throw in the towel, try these 5 techniques that can bring down your blood pressure. Best of all, they’re totally free.
1. Find a Better Breath
When you’re uptight, pay attention to your breathing. I’m willing to bet it’s tight and shallow. But deeper breaths from your diaphragm can not only reduce stress almost instantly, but also lower your blood pressure and help you calm down.
Try it now: sit up straight and inhale slowly and deeply. Pause at the top of that breath. Then let it out slowly. After a few of these, you’ll forget that your supplier sent you the wrong product.
2. Drink a Cuppa
So many of us rely on coffee to get us through our day, but tea is where it’s at. Rather than sending us jittering through our day, certain teas like chamomile and lavender can calm us down and help us focus on the task at hand.
Keep an electric kettle, teacup, honey, and selection of tea near your desk so you always have a cup of calm within reach. Continue reading “5 Ways to Alleviate Entrepreneur Stress Without Spending a Dime” »