Secrets Every Busy Entrepreneur Should Know on How to Restore Control in Life
Most people imagine CEOs as super beings with an almost perfect life with little or no worries. But often, many successful business owners struggle to maintain mental and emotional control and keep stress at bay. Some even suffer from bipolar disorder, oscillating between short spurts of gloom and rage at one moment, then joy and cheerfulness the next.
CEOs are people too and emotional balance at work matters for them as much it does for everyone one else. If you are a busy CEO looking for ways to de-stress and conveniently cope with the ever-increasing daily demand of work and personal life, then this piece is for you:
Try to Maintain a Balanced Life
Work is a vital feature of our daily lives, but no one is made for work and no one should be married to it. If you are an entrepreneur that is hardly available for anything or anyone outside of work, then you should take a pause to realise that this balance is unhealthy in the short and long term. Start building interests and friendships that have little or no connection with work. Eat healthy, exercise, make new friends, and go on vacations. All of this is vital in helping you to create a separation between your personal and professional life.
This is simply learning to take care of yourself and making yourself a priority. It is not selfishness and you should never feel guilty about it. You don’t have to wait until Fridays before you start planning your weekend; do it much earlier in the week. If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of or manage your staff and work well.
Encourage Openness in the Workplace
Recognise your employees have a personal life too and if anyone is in a bad emotional state, it could affect that person’s concentration and productivity at work. If you ever suspect any of your workers are having problems with stress or anxiety, try to get close to see if you can help them with their problems. Learn the early warning signs and be proactive by reaching out. Your show of concern might be all they need to regain confidence, bounce back and develop loyalty to the company.
Learn to Manage Stress
Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life. If it goes unchecked however, stress could lead depression and anxiety and negatively affect a person’s personal and professional life. The best approach is to articulate your problems to another person. It is important to speak about what your problems are, and this is the first step in taking actions that will help you to better manage your stress in the long-term.
Manage Your Anger, Don’t Let It Manage You
Anger is powerful emotion, and it is normal to feel it. But when you get angry, make sure you express it in a healthy way and clearly recognise the true source or reason (often after a critical assessment). You need to also understand that there’s a place and time for anger. More importantly, learn how to manage your anger, and don’t take it out to the detriment of your business. Shouting at colleagues will get you nowhere in the long-term, and will only create a negative atmosphere in the office.
Regularly Check Up with Staff
Alternatively, you can get HR to do occasionally check-ins with workers and find out how they are getting on with their work and the workplace. These kinds of one-on-one meetings are usually opportunities for staff members to air any grievances and the management representative to address them before they snowball into major issues.