The benefit of being your own boss, having your own flexible time and reaping the rewards of your hard work can make the idea of being an entrepreneur highly attractive. However nothing in life comes without a price. According to the 2017 Spring small business owners report. 41% reports that managing their own business is their top personal source of stress. A similar study made by the American psychological association also cited work as the 2nd largest contributing factor that led to stress. With money as the factor that only ranked higher.

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Though running a business can at times be very stressful. It can also be largely very rewarding in terms of both monetary and non-monetary gains. The 2017 spring small business owners report states that more than half of the participants surveyed with an annual revenue between $100,000 and $4,999,999 and have between 2 and 99 employees says that running a business is fulfilling, interesting and enjoyable.

So what can you do as a business owner to destress? While there are many ways to chill and help you relax. From having a coffee break to netflix chills. These methods may not provide with a real long term solution to reduce stress. So here we have complied down some scientifically proven ways on what you should do to de-stress.

Be in one with nature (Forest Bathing)

A 2018 study from Stanford University, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of science found that people who walked for 90 minutes in a natural area showed a decrease of activity in a region of the brain that is associated with a key factor in depression. Another study published by the Environmental Health and Preventive medicine also found out that participants who walked in a forest had lower blood pressure and levels of cortisol (which is also known as the stress hormone).

So how could this happen? It’s because humans biologically have a need to connect with nature. A park or forest is well known to provide a higher concentration of oxygen compared to urban settlements. In addition trees also produce chemicals called phytoncides. Exposure to these chemicals outdoor has been proven to have a measurable health benefits for humans. From the lowering of blood pressure to heart rate.

Meditation

Once viewed as a religious practice for some certain religions. Meditation is now a widely common mindfullness method that helps people to relax, manage stress and even reduce reliance on pain medication. By learning on how to be mindful. One can build a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well being and your overall health.

The practice of meditation involves sitting comfortably, focusing on one’s breathing and then bringing one’s mind and attention into the present without drifting into concerns about the past or future. Worried that you have no time for meditation? Well, a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience finds that even just 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve a person’s cognitive abilities.

Break from Technology

According to one of the study that is published by American Academy of Pediatrics. There is a 37% increase of reported mood disorder symptoms among young people over a 9 year period. Though the increase of this reported symptoms are actually concerning. What causes it is complicated, with different variables from environment, the food that they intake, etc . However one common thing that was found in this study is that, the increase usage of electronics is one of the main culprit in the increase of mood disorder.

Our everyday mobile devices like mobile phones emit a certain kind of blue light. The blue light emitted from these screens delay the release of melatolin. A chemical that is induced by our body so we can sleep. With the delay of melatolin. Our body’s alertness automatically increase and this reset the body’s internal clock to a later schedule. The end result is a feeling that causes us to feel awake later at night. And when continued, this may results in insomnia and sleep deprivation. This is why it is very important for us to give ourself a break from technology every once in a while. At night, turn off your phone earlier. And to cut off the urge and needs of always looking at a phone to read. You can instead read a book and still be productive without sacrificing your health.

Regular Exercise

Do you know that our mental brain is linked directly to our physical health? If done correctly, virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga can act as a stress reliever. As you exercise, your body will automatically release chemicals that are called endorphins. Scientifically endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. So how does endorphins act? Endorphins act as analgesics, which act as sedatives. They also diminish the perception of pain by interacting with the receptors that are found in the brain. Be healthy and stress free with regular exercise now.

Automate your work

According to data from Wakefield Research and Concur, 84% of SMBs still rely on some kind of manual process every day. From using spreadsheets to plan their budgets and track spending to papers that were organized and stacked into filling cabinets. A paper based management system is not just only cumbersome, but often it also led to a lot of mistakes. There by costing SMBs significants amounts of both monetary and non monetarily loss. It’s now time to automate your work by using various software solutions that are available on the market.

De-stress and automate your daily HR tasks now

Are you having trouble in attending to your Staffs’ attendance records? Having too many staffs to manage? Are you still doing payroll calculation manually? Why focus on all these administrative processes when you can focus your time on recruiting strategies for your staffing needs. Not only will you help yourself to relax and save money. But you will also be able to prevent an other wise lost productivity in human resources. This is why we are here to help you! We at Albam provides you with automation for your company’s Shift management, Time attendance to Payroll. Our ultimate goal is not to only help you decrease your expenditures, but to create efficiency for your labour management.

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