Stress and work/life balance
Modern life can be full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations and demands. Stress is now so commonplace that it has become a way of life. But stress isn’t always bad: it can help you perform under pressure or motivate you to reach that goal you set. However, when you’re constantly under stress your mind and body will pay the price.
The first step in dealing with it is to accept the fact that stress is normal. It is a natural response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way.
When we sense danger (real or imagined), the body’s defence kick in, in what is known as the ‘fight-flight- freeze’ reaction. This stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. It helps you stay focused, energetic and alert and can give you extra strength to defend yourself.
Don’t worry if you are finding it difficult to juggle the demands of your new business and the rest of your life; you are not alone. This is one of the biggest challenges for all new business owners.