Starting a business is hard. That's putting it lightly. We all go through difficulties in life and sometimes we need to hit refresh. Read on to learn how you can find your refresh button
Spend time getting smarter: Give your brain something else to think about by catching up on the news, listening to a few minutes of NPR or watching a new TED Talk. Soaking up some new knowledge will help take your mind off whatever’s stressing you out and can also deliver a serious dose of inspiration.
Get some fresh air: A quick walk can do wonders, especially during busy days where you’re stuck in meetings or cranking away at your desk. Make time to get outside and actually soak up a little bit of summer sunshine by scheduling a walking meeting with colleagues or skipping the bus for a walk commute home from work to unwind from the day.
Start a mood lifter playlist: Everyone’s got those favorite songs that instantly boost your mood – create your very own feel good playlist with a collection of your favorite tunes for moments where you just need a little escape but might not be able to physically sneak away from your desk.
Take a few minutes to meditate: I’ve been intrigued by meditation/prayer since I’m someone who really struggles to relax; my mind is always running at 100 mph! A great way I've found to exercise this is to spend 60 seconds in silence with a pen and paper handy. Do this twice. The first time just pay attention to all the sounds you hear around you and then write them down. Next, the hard part, take another 60 seconds in silence and listen to everything you can going in on the inside of your body; your breath, stomach sounds, air traveling in your lungs, your pulse etc. and the final 60 seconds spend in nothingness. No thoughts, just being fully present in the moment.
Make a grateful list: Forget the to do list, when’s the last time you jotted down some of the things you were feeling grateful for? Take a few minutes and start a running list of things, big and small, that make you happy – spending time reflecting on all the good will put the stress into perspective.