As entrepreneurs we deal with anxiety every day. I have spoken to a few people who actually wake up each day with a burning sensation in their stomachs. A few others rush to check their email cause they anticipate something has gone awfully wrong with their business. Other than a good hour of exercise, here are 3 ways to cope with bad stress:
Ask yourself: Am I an idiot?
“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.”
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
We all know that most things we worry about are trivial and will sort themselves out. Even then, we make the mistake of worrying about the same issues day in and day out.
Say f**k it to the situation and tell yourself that you are going to solve the issue or move on. Another perspective: think about what your current problem would look like if someone you cared about was in danger or just disgnosed with a grave illness. As an entrepreneur we usually worry about stuff that a year later we can laugh at.
The world is not going to end
Seriously, think about it. What is the worst that can happen? The world is not going to end.
Awareness is an important ally. Be aware of your daily problems (create a journal entry in DayOne App if that would help) and keep talking to yourself to calm down.
An an entrepreneur, do you have any other methods to tackle anxiety?
Sahil Parikh is an author, web entrepreneur, founder & Chief Trailblazer of Synage Software - a technology company that successfully pioneered one of India’s first home-grown SaaS products, DeskAway in 2007. You can view all his blogs at http://sahilparikh.com/