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Snow Days And Stress

It’s the end of the year. There are lots of distractions, but one is bigger than most if you’re a parent. Snow Days!

Yesterday, my 7 year old had one and he was an excellent little guy. He actually let me get my work done with minimal interruption. But that’s not always the case with any kid, as many parents can attest to.

During the winter season getting your work done, especially as an entrepreneur is tough. This can lead to stress.

How to deal with stress is an personal thing for everyone, but here are some ways I deal with stress.

  1. I take a breather. I go for a walk. Set a timer for 10 minutes and do something else.
  2. I sit quietly, turn on some mediation music and meditate for 10 minutes. This helps me clear my head and calm my over active brain.
  3. I have a snack and watch something for a few minutes while I eat.

There are many other things I do on a regular basis to try and keep my stress down. It’s not always easy.

What do you do to keep stress down? Especially if you’re on this entrepreneur journey? Post your thoughts below.

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When Snow Happens

Well it happened. It finally snowed and with it came a snow day.

Loved by kids, dreaded by parents, snow days pose a quandary to entrepreneurs, especially solopreneurs.

The question? What the heck do I do with the kid(s) while I attempt to get some work done?

Staying motivated and on task is key. Here are some tips that I came up this morning for myself.

  • Go somewhere in the house quiet.
  • Be available for the kid when the need arises.
  • Set expectations of your time.
  • When you sit down to work… focus, focus, focus.
  • Don’t get angry when the kiddo(s) want attention, they are home from school and need to be kept occupied.
  • Realize that you’re not going to get a full day of work in.

How do you deal with snow days? Leave your comments below.

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