Running an enterprise in an uncertain economy, amidst Brexit can be a stressful job. Croydon is a great place to start your business, but this doesn’t mean it’s an easy ride. When you’re setting up, it is vitally important that you don’t get overly stressed, for the health of your business and for yourself.

Too much stress in the workplace can lead to snap decision making that hasn’t been properly considered, as well as an unpleasant work environment. There are a whole host of methods to combat work stress, and we’ve put together a few of our favourites to help you stay calm through the stressful time of setting up shop.

1. Take A Break

A business doesn’t form overnight, and sometimes you’ll need a time out to get some headspace from an idea or a problem that you’re struggling with. Come back to it the next day with a clear head and a fresh perspective and it will be easier to grapple with.

2. Exercise

The stress-busting benefits of exercise have long been promoted across industries. Whether it’s a local yoga class or a brisk run, take that lunch hour break, or set your alarm an hour earlier to exercise. It will settle your mind and body and give you an endorphin release for a productive day.

3. Share

Sharing your concerns about your new business can often bring a sense of relief. If you have a mentor, this is the perfect role for them. Talking through these concerns or problems with someone who’s been in your shoes can help put your mind at rest that you’re not going through it alone, and that there may be a simple solution to that particular issue.

4. Remember why you started

Establishing a business can be a long and tiring process, which is why it’s important to remind yourself why you started up in the first place. Reminding yourself that you are following a lifelong dream, or setting up a business that helps others, can help motivate you through the difficult parts of the setting up process and keep you focused on the end goal.

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