Here are some ways to be entrepreneurial anxiety and gain control over your business to further your success.

Although you might look at entrepreneurs and assume they are successful and completely on top of whatever it is they are doing, this could easily just be a façade; they might be just as anxious and unsure of their own status and business as you are with yours. This is why it is never a good idea to compare yourself with others because you never really know what anyone else is going through, or what they might really be thinking.

Instead, you need to focus on your own thoughts and feelings and deal with those, even if you think you might be the only one worrying. The truth is, many business owners will feel some kind of anxiety about their business, worrying they are making the wrong choices or that they might be letting people down or not working hard enough, and a plethora of other concerns. However, most of the time, these worries are not necessary. Yes, you do need to think and work hard when you own your own business, but overthinking and overworking is never a good thing.

If you’re feeling ‘entrepreneurial anxiety’, here are some ways to beat it and to resume control over your business, boosting its success.

Brain dump: It Really Works

The brain is a complex system, and it tends to hold on to information even when it doesn’t need to. Your own thoughts and anxieties set up an algorithm in the brain so that it keeps hold of information that relates to what you are worrying about. This doesn’t actually help solve the problem at all; all it does, in reality, is make the problem worse because it is all you can think about.

This is where a ‘brain dump’ can help you. To ‘empty’ your brain of all the information it no longer needs (if it ever did), you should take around 20 minutes each day to write down anything that comes into your mind. This is like purging your brain of the most up to date information, and it will relieve the pressure you are feeling. Once you see the thoughts written down, you will be able to understand more clearly which ones you need to focus on, and which ones are just distracting.

Meditate For 10 Minutes

Meditation is a fantastic way to clear your mind after you have used the brain dump technique to rid it of the issues that were plaguing you. When you meditate, the idea is to have an entirely empty mind, so that you can take a break from the overthinking that has been causing you so many problems and deepening your entrepreneurial anxiety.

If you don’t know how to meditate, or you never seem to have that much success doing it, guided meditation can be extremely useful, and there are many different apps or even online videos that will help you find exactly the right meditation for you. All you need to do is lie down or sit comfortably, close your eyes, and listen to the meditation. Follow the calming instructions, and by the time you are finished, you will be feeling much calmer and more ready to get back to work and be productive rather than fearing to make any decisions.

Take A Regular Break

Sometimes the reason for the anxiety that you’re feeling is down to the long hours and pressure that you’re putting on yourself. Many business owners feel they need to work as much as they can, even if that means they are missing out on sleep or not getting enough exercise, or even skipping meals (or eating fast food which is fine for a treat but regularly it won’t give you a healthy, well-balanced diet).

Taking regular breaks through the day will help you in many ways, not least when it comes to beating entrepreneurial anxiety. When you can step away from what you are doing for a short while and do something else that relaxes you, such as going for a walk, checking out, listening to music, playing sports, or, as mentioned above, meditating, for example, you will actually help yourself become much more focused and ready to work. The questions you have been asking yourself will be easier to answer, and the worries you have been stressed about will seem much more easily overcome.

Change Your Whole Perspective

Imagine being able to change your whole perspective when it comes to your entrepreneurial anxiety, turning what was a bad situation into one that you can use to your advantage. As strange as this might seem, it is a great way to banish those feelings of anxiety and give yourself another chance to make decisions and look at the direction your business is going in.

By switching perspectives on something that you might initially have seen as being a negative, you may well be able to turn it – or at least one aspect of it – into a positive instead.

James Daniels, Industry Today
James Daniels

James Daniels is a freelance writer, business enthusiast, a bit of a tech buff, and an overall geek. He is also an avid reader, who can while away hours reading and knowing about the latest gadgets and tech, whilst offering views and opinions on these topics.

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