Invest in yourself by decreasing stress

Stress can be unbearable at times – whether you are a man or a woman. Speaking as a mom and a business owner, I think being a mom is the hardest job of all.  As women, we tend to nurture our families, our friends and even our businesses before we take care of ourselves.  So it doesn’t matter if you go to work every day or if your job is taking care of your family, you need to make time for yourself.  
Unfortunately, I think the deck is still stacked against women in business. The reality is we still don’t get equal pay or equal opportunities without hitting the glass ceiling.  And when we do succeed, we add stress to ourselves by treating our business like our family and putting it ahead of our own health.
I have a friend who is the perfect example of this.  She owned her own business and had a lot of stress trying to deal with her board of directors, making payroll, and all the other issues that come along with being in charge.  When she started having pain in her arm one day, she ignored it and kept working until she got short of breath. By the time she got to the hospital, she had permanent damage to her heart. Read more...

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