Last updated: 8/10/2023

6 Tips to Managing Stress As An Entrepreneur

Love your business yet feel stressed out and overwhelmed a lot of the time?

You’re not alone. Entrepreneurs are often Type A personalities prone to experiencing burnout.

Type A personality is a term used to describe individuals who are highly competitive, ambitious, and achievement-oriented. They are self-driven, impatient, and have a strong sense of urgency. 

Type A individuals are also known for being prone to stress and are more likely to experience health problems related to stress.

What makes an entrepreneur unique is their willingness to take risks and pursue opportunities with a passion and drive that sets them apart from others. 

They have a vision for their business and the ability to turn that vision into a reality through creativity, innovation, and perseverance.

The very nature of being an entrepreneur, such as the financial risks,  the uncertainty of the market, the pressure to succeed, juggling work, family & perhaps even a second job can create stress, health issues and burnout. 

Entrepreneurs often have to juggle multiple responsibilities and work long hours, which can take a toll on their physical and mental well-being.


So how do successful entrepreneurs balance stress and still kick business goals? 

Here are 6 tips to managing stress to do on the daily:

1. Prioritise self-care: 

Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential to managing stress. It should be non-negotiable. Make sure you're getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly.

2. Set realistic goals and expectations: 

As an entrepreneur, it's easy to fall into the trap of overworking yourself and setting unrealistic expectations. Set achievable goals and break them down into manageable tasks daily, weekly to avoid feeling overwhelmed. 

3. Delegate tasks: 

As your business grows, you'll want to delegate tasks to others. Especially the tasks you find menial or are not your particular strength. This will not only help lighten your workload but also free up time for you to focus on other important aspects of your business.

4. Practice time management: 

Use tools like calendars, to-do lists, and time-tracking apps to manage your time effectively. This will help you stay on top of deadlines and avoid procrastination.

Tools such as Asana, Trello, & your Google Calendar will help you to stay on top of projects and tasks, yet don’t forget to create space in your diary for downtime to do the things that bring you joy.

5. Take breaks and disconnect: 

Taking regular breaks and disconnecting from work is crucial for managing stress. Schedule time for meditation, hobbies, social activities, and relaxation to help you recharge and stay focused. 

6. Get a business coach or mentor. 

Having a mentor or business coach can help keep you on track and provide emotional support and guidance. A business coach can also work with you to develop personalised strategies for managing stress that can help you maintain a healthy work-life balance and prevent burnout.

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