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Taking the Stress Out of IT for Your Business and Your Life

Taking the Stress Out

Running a small business is tough, there’s always a lot to think about and do, and your to-do lists might be longer than your arms. At the start, there’s a lot to set up and consider.

However, even years in, there are daily stresses to deal with. More so if you are doing things alone.

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It’s stressful, lonely, and exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be. One of the best ways to deal with the stress of running any business is to look at any specific issues that might stress you out.

Running a small business is tough, there’s always a lot to think about and do, and your to-do lists might be longer than your arms. #smallbusinessClick To Tweet

Common Worry

It is a common worry for many small business owners. A lot of business today is online, and even if you run a brick and mortar store, you may spend time on digital marketing. You will also spend time on a website and online systems such as scheduling and payroll.

Some of us are naturally good with technology. We get it; we know what we need to do and how to get it done.

Others are lost. You might understand the basics, but when it comes to knowing what you need to, to keep your business safe and growing, you might feel like a fish out of water.

A stressed one, at that. This stress could be hurting your health, as well as your business.

So, let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can reduce it.

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Understand What You Can

We get stressed out about things that we don’t understand. We panic, we worry, and we tend to blow things out of proportion. Understanding as much as you can to reduce your stress levels and make your days easier.

But don’t worry about learning it all. Break it down, and take the time to learn more about the parts that you need, when you need them.

According to the Personal Growth Channel, Henry Ford once said “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”  Though he didn’t have formal schooling he learned things on his own, one thing at a time.

We get stressed out about things that we don’t understand. We panic, we worry, and we tend to blow things out of proportion. #InspireToThriveClick To Tweet

Get Help for Taking the Stress Out of Your Business and Life

Of course, the best way to reduce the stress that IT might cause you is to hand it over to someone else. There are two main ways that you can do this.

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Of course, the first thing is to admit that you need help!

In-House IT Support to Help You De-Stress

You may think about hiring an in-house IT team, or at least one person to handle everything. The advantage of this is that your team knows your business and can give it their full attention.

At Inspire To Thrive I used Mayura4Ever for my IT support. Mayura has been with Inspire To Thrive for years now. He understands the business and the technical aspects of what needs to be done.

The advantage of this is that your team knows your business and can give it their full attention. #InspireToThriveClick To Tweet

Managed IT Support for Taking the Stress Out of it

The other option is outsourcing to a managed IT support company like https://www.spectrumwise.com/

Unlike with an in-house team, you’ll have round the clock support, and access to a whole team of experts.

It can also be more cost-effective than hiring permanent in-house staff.

Commit to Long Term Learning

Technology is constantly evolving. Systems are changing and growing all of the time, and we need to keep up. Don’t learn today and assume that you know it all.

Commit to lifetime learning and asking for help when you need it. Furthermore, with everything changing so rapidly today you must continue to learn to keep up!

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Backups and Security for Peace of Mind

Keeping backups and prioritizing online security can give you peace of mind. Even if something happens or goes wrong, you have a backup; your business is protected. Peace of mind will go a long way in taking the stress out of your business and even out of your life.

If there is a particular area of business which you consider a weakness, and it brings you stress, take the time to confront it, and look at ways to get help.

How are you taking the stress of your business and life today? I’d love to know more about it in the comments today!

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Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging, and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 30+ years of experience in marketing/advertising with 9 years of experience in content marketing, social media, blogging, and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "How to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

  • Hi Lisa,

    It is really necessary to manage the level of stress with the ongoing business process. You explained the things in simple and precise way. Hope you come with articles like this.

    Regards,
    Shubha Tiwari

    • Hi Shubha, welcome to Inspire To Thrive. Yes, it has taken me over 2 years to realize this and pace myself more. If you work 24/7 you will burn out and that is no good. Thanks for coming by and have a great rest of the week 🙂

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