Alex Iskold, the Managing Director of Techstars New York has a great post on 6 Ways Startup Founders Can Deal With Extra Stress. His six suggestions are right on the money.
- Recognize That You Are Stressed
- Get More Sleep
- Take a Regular Vacation
- Eat Better and Drink Less Alcohol
- Exercise & Meditate
- Have a Routine and Plan Your Calendar
I’m a huge fan of all of these. While I show up as a special guest in Alex’s post on #3, I’m a huge sleeper, I’m in a no-drinking phase, and I’m meditating and exercising almost every day.
It seems simple when it’s reduced to six items, but it’s not. And, starting with #1 is key to unlocking the next five.