Keep away from stress and burnout with these six wholesome habits: Infographic
From overseeing the admin to generating sales, balancing the books and taking care of the staff, it can feel like there is always something to be done when running your own business. This pressure increases the risk for all SMB owners to suffer from burnout and extreme stress.
In fact, our research at The UK Domain found that 71 percent * of small business owners experienced stress at work in the past year, while 26 percent * of respondents identified juggling business and personal commitments as the main cause of stress. Other stressors included time pressure (24 percent), control over corporate administration (21 percent) and concerns about Brexit (8 percent).
However, there are some small and simple steps you can take as a small business owner to reduce stress, avoid burnout, and get your best performance. These steps can be broken down into six healthy habits and are the focus of our latest infographic, which you can check out below. We’ve also published some interesting statistics for everyone, from how exercise and sleep can keep us from getting sick, to the effects diet and alcohol can have on our mental performance.
We also worked with professional performance trainer and small business owner Phillippa Hurrell on a number of resources to help SMB owners improve their time, resources and wellbeing.
Our latest guide, authored by Phillippa, has more helpful advice on each of the six healthy habits, including some useful tips, questions to help you reflect on your current habits, and an interactive rating system. You can download a copy here.
Remember that you are your company’s most valuable asset. Hence, it is extremely important to invest time figuring out how to prioritize your wellbeing. Start with how to incorporate these healthy habits into your routine. Don’t forget that you can download our interactive guide for more instructions here.
* 2019/2020 UK Domain Research. Percentages calculated from the total number of respondents for each individual question.
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