Starting a business is one of the most common forms of employment in the world. Anyone can own and operate a business and the business can be about anything. When starting anything, however, there are many unknowns that you cannot predict happening. This can cause an immense amount of stress and anxiety to build upon your shoulders.
That load can take away your motivation to run the business. Stressors of owning and running a business can be how will you pay employees, how to make your business successful, how long will your business last, and even if people will visit your place of business. This is why it is important to know how to manage the stress of running and owning a business. This is where stress can turn into career-related anxiety.
Learning and knowing how to manage these stressors can actually improve the quality of work and add to the longevity of your business. One way to cope with and manage these job stressors is to create a timeline.
Use this timeline for achievable goals-yes achievable goals that are not out of this world but can be easily measured within a shortened time span. For example, try setting a timeline for a year and within that year find goals that you will be able to achieve and after that year is up, reset the timeline and add new goals that you can strive for.
I think one of the biggest things we see at Orlando Thrive Therapy is anxiety in new business owners with the focus on things that are out of their control. Anxiety counseling in Orlando can help aid in mindset and confronting negative thoughts, while career counseling can emphasize solution-focused feedback on crafting your business needs.
Overall, if you are a new business owner-yes, there will be times when there will be things that you cannot know how they will play out or what the outcome will be. This is why your focus needs to be on how you conduct and control your behaviors. Do you allow the anxiety to make you feel powerless and take away from running your business? Do you focus on the skillset and the ability you have to be successful and put your mental energy into that? The choice is yours!
Anxiety counseling is not just for people suffering from panic attacks. It is a tool to help with job stress, career-related anxiety, and workplace burnout. Call us today or email for more information is you think it could help you to get professional help for your stress.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.