How NOT to Be Overwhelmed When Running Your Business

Learn how to grow your business without feeling overwhelmed.

Running your own business can be a tough job. In fact, according to a recent survey of 500 business owners, more than 70% cannot help but feel overwhelmed, especially since they wear too many hats and are being pulled from every direction.

However, there is a way to avoid feeling this way. You need to know that you can run your business and have fun doing so. How can you do it? Here are some tips and tricks that can help you from feeling overwhelmed when growing your business.

How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed When Running Your Business

  • Set your priorities. Pick one task that can help you achieve your business goals and make sure you get it done before noon. Your chosen task should take no more than 30 to 60 minutes. If it does, break it down to smaller tasks to keep it more manageable.
  • Don’t open your inbox before you finish the most important task of the day. Reading your emails can be a serious time-waster so try to resist the temptation of opening your inbox before knocking out your bottom line for the day. This can keep you on top of things and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.
  • Set a day to focus on high priority projects. Business owners often find themselves with very little time on their hands. This can be a problem since you need to devote at least one day per week for your priority projects to create value. To accomplish this goal, set a day to focus on high priority projects. For best results, consider closing your door and turning off your email. You can even work somewhere else to minimize distractions.
  • Make a “not to-do” list. Consider starting a list of things that you can stop doing and those that can be delayed. This can help you keep things under control and actually help you get more things done.
  • Narrow it down. You can get better and more meaningful results by narrowing down your focus. So, instead of trying to do everything all at once, you should direct your efforts on executing your top priorities and executing them extremely well.
  • Take a break. By following the strategies mentioned above, you can get more work done each and every week so go ahead and take a break. Go home earlier and enjoy your family’s company, take a stroll through the park, take a run, or do anything that can help you unwind.