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Staying Mindful During This Holiday Season

I’m not the most mindful person. Anyone who knows me, knows that I go a mile a minute, both in personal and professional life. But I’m finding that taking a step back and breathing helps.

I try and meditate at least once a day, if possible. I use an app called Calm and another called Insight Timer. Both apps are great for guided meditation and just calm music (pun not intended).

Mindfulness is needed not during the stresses of the holiday season but also year round.

When you’re a entrepreneur and you’re responsible for, at minimum, your own salary, stress can take over. Taking a step back and going for a walk or meditating can help you put everything in perspective. I know it helps me a lot.

What do you do during the holiday season and year round to deal with stress? Post your thoughts below.

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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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