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3 Ways to Deal with Stress

As I worked on taking my business idea to fruition and trying to publish my book, I’ve gone through a wide range of emotions – from excitement to aggravation to depression to joy. And even when things get tough, it’s important not to let stress get the best of you.

Since many of you may be going through some challenging times with your book or new business, here are some of the things I did to stay on track without letting anxiety affect my overall health:

Stay positive.

Even though it may be very difficult at times, it’s important to avoid negativity. When issues arise, confront them right away. Figure out a plan of action to resolve the situation.

Stay in a pleasant frame of mind no matter whom or what you need to deal with. By getting upset, you will not be able to think clearly or solve problems quickly. Instead, remain calm and focused, and think of it as a learning situation.


When things get overwhelming, get out of the office. Walk, go on a bike ride, take a fitness class, or participate in your favorite sporting activity.

You may feel too tired or anxious to move around, but it will be well worth the effort. When finished, you’ll have more energy and be able to attack problems with a fresh mind.

Take time off.

If you are working on a book or new business that you are passionate about, it can be difficult to think about, or do, anything else. But this can lead to burnout…fast.

If possible, try to schedule time away from work. Spend time with family friends and just have fun. It will give you a new sense of well being and help you realize what is really important in life.

It can be exhilarating to write a book or start a new business. But in the process, it’s important to check on your stress levels. By taking a few minutes to reduce anxiety, you’ll have more energy and be able to meet any challenges that arise while staying happy and healthy.

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