The Biggest Reason Entrepreneurs Experience Daily Stress
As it turns out, there are countless reasons why entrepreneurs experience stress, but our findings indicate that the main reason for daily entrepreneurial stress is… you guessed it, money.
The financial squeeze that often accompanies a new endeavor can lead entrepreneurs to their wits end, and the psychological toll can be significant. So, let’s call it out and discuss some ways to combat the daily stress experienced by entrepreneurs.
The psychological toll of stress can be significant, deadly even, and it is important to understand what stress is, what causes it, and how we can best manage it for a healthy life. Heidi Hanna, a leading expert on stress and former Executive Director of the National Institute of Stress defines stress as, what an individual (or organization) experiences in the gap between demand and capacity.
Hanna explains that there are innumerable reasons for stress and it’s important to remember that not all stress is bad. In fact, you really shouldn’t think of stress as “good” or “bad.” Rather, we suggest you consider and be curious first about how the stress is impacting your life.
Some stress can stimulate growth while other stress and stressors can cause deep breakdown and burnout. The stressors to be concerned about are those chronic lingering stressors that just won’t go away. Hanna explains that this is your body trying to tell you that something is up. Again, be curious about the information that the stress is trying to provide, ask yourself clarifying questions, and use the energy you’ve garnered to fuel action.