As an entrepreneur, that question probably seems nonsensical. Of course you feel stressed. Everyone feels stress, it's a normal part of life. And when you're an entrepreneur those stresses multiply like bunny rabbits.
What matters is how you deal with those stresses. Stress is cumulative, and over time it can and it will affect your mental, emotional and physical health, not to mention your relationships with those around you.
It goes without saying that the health of your business will be impacted, too.
That's why this week's episode of the Businessese Influencer Marketing Podcast deals with identifying and managing stress. To help us understand how stress works and what to do about it, we're joined by the amazing Shulamit Ber Levtov (Shula for short). Shulamit is the founder and director of a holistic stress and trauma clinic, Compassionate Support for Stressful Times. In her 17+ years as a professional in the mental health and personal growth field, Shulamit has logged thousands of hours helping hundreds of women recover from the effects of stress and trauma in a variety of public and private settings, individually and in groups.
Stress is when there is a demand on a system that exceeds the capacity of the system to respond.
-Shulamit Ber Levtov
Listen in as Shula walks us through:
- the effects of stress on the body and mind
- a framework for identifying and managing stress
- the necessity of stress relieving practices (that aren't one more chore on your to-do list)
- the power of tears and laughter in relation to stress
- stressors that are unique to women and female entrepreneurs
- what you need to do every day to practice stress reduction and release
What are your favorite, most creative ways to keep stress at bay? Share your tips over in Businessese HQ.
Shula's website, Compassionate Support for Stressful Times
Her Stress Relief Kit (free video, cheat sheet & e-book)
There Is Nothing Wrong With You: Regardless of What You Were Taught to Believe by Cheri Huber
Shula's business page on Facebook
Shula on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram
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