Tips for Fighting Stress and Anxiety as a Founder

Episode 245 | Tips for Fighting Stress and Anxiety as a Founder
Date: 2015-07-14
Link: Startups for the Rest of Us
 
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Think about the big picture of what is going on. Identify the things that are stressing you out and understand and recognize the different signs of that stress.
Stress leads to procrastination and is a vicious cycle.
Identify what the stressors are. Write down all of the things that might be stressing you out and what about that particular thing is stressful.
There are certain type of stress you can just ignore them. An example is negative blog comments.
Avoid some things entirely. Don’t overcommit.
Take advantage of as many opportunities as you can early and as you go along you have to start switching that up to yeses and nos. At a certain point no becomes your default answer.
Outsource things.
See if you can eliminate the source of what the stress is.
You’re not tied to your current product if you are an entrepreneur.
Focus on the positive elements of what you are doing. Make sure they are realistic.
Don’t hang on to everything.
Book: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
Not knowing what is next freaks a lot of people out.