Solopreneur Stress: 6 Successful Women Share Their Best Anti-Stress Strategies

Soloprenuer Stress

If you’re a struggling and stressed solopreneur, I want you to know that overwhelm, overload, and over-stressed doesn’t have to be your modus operandi.

You can become so numb to stress that it begins to seem normal so you just keep going.  Sound familiar?  But gradually, chronic stress can diminish your joy, test your relationships, and erode away your health.

Although stress is not a disease itself, it is considered the #1 operative killer today. According to the American Medical Association, stress is at the root of more than 60% of all illness and disease.

Not good, right?

So how can you turnaround your stress response?  I invited 6 successful women who I admire – my own mentors, colleagues, and friends – to share their personal stress stories and anti-stress tips with you.  Since every one of them is so amazing yet so unique, I’m sure one or more of their stories and solutions will resonate for you.

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Aging with Grace: Myth or Reality?

Alice Walker, Julie Christie, Joan Baez, Meryl Streep

I sometimes see Pinterest boards titled “Graceful Aging.” They often feature stunning photos of celebrities like Ali McGraw, Meryl Streep, Carol King, Joan Baez, Helen Mirren, Sally Fields, Barbara Streisand, Jamie Lee Curtis, Julie Christie, and Diane Keaton.

These icons look fabulous in the context of conventional standards of beauty.

But is this what aging gracefully truly means?

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Stop Dreading Workouts: Use Mindfulness for More Enjoyment, Effectiveness, and Safety

Mindful Exercise (Woman Jogging)

I’m delighted to share a guest post today from Jacki Hayes.

Walk into any gym and you see a host of folks wearing earbuds and getting sweaty, each person approaching exercise as a time to struggle through and/or to zone out.

Adding a practice of mindfulness to your workouts not only takes the dread out of exercise, but increases your connection to your body and the wisdom it has to offer.

Like many who run, I look forward to a nice jog on a sunny afternoon because it is often the one time I get to switch off my brain and just move. I grab my phone, turn on my tunes, and head for the trail. I pace my steps to the beat of the music and let my mind wander aimlessly for the next half hour or more.

There are days, when this state of mindlessness is just what I need. But that mindlessness also means a disconnection from the motion and movement of my body, her sensations and queues, and quite honestly, the hazards exercise can present.

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