The stressful nights of starting a business.
Late night working? Been having trouble sleeping?
After I started this website I became mentally exhausted quicker. I found myself needing something to relieve the tension of the long day staring at a computer screen. It doesn’t help that when you start a business you literally start with $0.00 in the bank account or upfront costs that are not guaranteed to be reciprocated. The work being put in is more than I ever did when I was in college because, honestly, I didn’t work this hard at college.
The hustle of passion.
There is a reason that many successful entrepreneurs preach about passion. The reason being that it’s the one thing that keeps us going, especially when the process gets tough. However, there can be a small, very small downside to having a passion. Which is that you don’t want to stop working!
It keeps you up at night and your mind keeps churning out thoughts about how you can take your business to the next level. I often find myself laying in bed with the lights off, wide awake with the thoughts of having to do this or that.
I’ll get up, power on the computer and do the task on mind and lay back down and start the cycle five times or less before I officially call it night. It’s not a bother doing so because having passion makes it exciting- unless it’s the technical aspect of the site, then it can be boring and mentally exhausting but worth it. However, the constant late night thinking can be stressful for the mind over time.
Switching your mind off.
For those of us going into entrepreneurship by starting our own business, we need some methods to help us relax and switch off our mind when it’s time to replenish our mental energy.
I find that I do my best work when I am re-energized and not barely hanging on by a thread. I am assuming that is the case for most of us. So how do we turn off our mind and distract ourselves from the tasks that can be done tomorrow?
Here are 7 tips for getting rid of stress
Take a relaxing bath to calm your mind.
Go for a walk around the block before dark.
Pop in a good movie. ( Don’t feel guilty because you already got a lot done)
Light some candles last hour of work to calm the mind from the simulation of hustling.
Work on the easier tasks during the last hour of work.
Read a book that takes you to another world.
Drink warm milk with honey or tea to help make you sleepy.
If none of the tips above including the cliche ones work,
Then keep trying new things until you find the one thing that helps you sleep.
If really desperate, go to your local Walgreens and pick up a sleep aid, however, don’t become dependent on them.