Have you ever made a decision out of anxiety that you know wasn’t the right one? Yeah, I’m sure you have. I’m sure you’ve been so anxious about something going on that you made a rash decision.
That decision had a negative impact on your business along with your personal life. It made things so much harder than they had to be and now you’re kicking yourself.
You can’t help wondering why you made that decision when you know it wasn’t a good one. You can’t help wondering why you keep making decisions like that when you know they are rash.
It shouldn’t be so hard to keep a rational head during times of stress but it does leave you wondering. Keeping a rational head during times of stress or anxiety shouldn’t be as hard as our mind makes it.
This is where I can help you. I have some tips about how to keep from letting anxiety run the decisions in your business. Are you ready for them?
1. Don’t be afraid to walk away from your computer.
Sometimes we need a break from the thing that gives us the stress at the moment. That means you have to take some time away from your computer and that’s fine in this case.
Don’t be afraid to take some time away as a break so you can come back to the situation with fresh eyes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done this myself.
It’s normal to have anxiety in certain doses but if it becomes overwhelming, take a break. Take a walk out in the park or play with your children…whatever it takes.
2. Meditate to clear your mind of the anxiety.
Using meditation to clear your mind of stress and anxiety can get rid of the chance it has to make a decision for you. I meditate myself so I know how much it can work for you in the long run.
Make sure to break away from your computer long enough to meditate. Do not become so fixated on your anxiety-inducing problems that you can’t make time to find a solution.
If you’ve never meditated, you can go to YouTube for several videos on guided meditation. Here is one I like to use from time to time when I’m feeling especially anxious about something.
3. Do something you enjoy for a few hours.
Make sure you’re doing something you enjoy when you do break away from the computer. You can sit down to read a book or go outside and play sports.
As long as you aren’t thinking about your problems in a way that induces further anxiety, you can have some fun. You’ll relax and return to your computer with fresh eyes.
You can do something you enjoy for a few hours or even up to a full work day. You need to make sure, though, that you are thinking about your anxiety in a constructive way.
4. Ask others for their opinion on the situation.
Asking others for help in a situation can give you a new perspective that you didn’t even think about. You can use Facebook groups for this or even Twitter chats.
Always make sure that you are going to people who understand the nature of owning a business. You don’t want to ask a random stranger for advice and not get anything you can use.
Having a new perspective on your problem can help you come up with the proper solution. This can happen without the overwhelm that can come from time to time if you obsess over your problem.
Not Letting Anxiety Run the Decisions in Your Business
Letting anxiety run the decisions in our business can have a catastrophic effect. It can ruin chances with new clients down the road or even ruin friendships.
Don’t give your anxiety a chance to thrive in these conditions. It will take hold of anything it can get its grubby hands on. It won’t let go until you destroy its roots.
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