How to Reduce Stress with Systems

Written by Modus Operandi

Being your own boss can not only be exciting and rewarding, it can also be stressful.

As all small business owners know, problems roll uphill and at the end of the day the worries of running a successful business land on your shoulders.

For many small business owners, the pressures of long hours, unpredictable cash flow and the responsibility you feel to your employees can lead to stress, anxiety or depression if not properly managed.


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Key indicators you are experiencing such struggles are:

  • Finding it hard to concentrate, make decisions or solve problems
  • Avoiding essential day-to-day tasks
  • Constantly thinking of work outside the office

Here are our top 3 tips to get your systems in place and reduce stress:

Automate your business:

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Get peace of mind by bringing all of your information into one place for your business.

With Job Management Systems everything you need to run the day-to-day of your business can be found in one location.

From helping you keep on track of and build quotes to assisting you in easily scheduling your team, implementing the right system and automating your processes can ease your stress and help you feel like you’re on top of everything.


Know the information:

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How easy is it for you to get the information you need to make decisions in your business? For many small business owners, they don’t know where to start.

Once all of your information is in the same place, drawing from that information to make decisions becomes easy.

Start knowing what you do in your business makes you the most money, and where you are getting the most customers.

Being able to see the data will make you feel more secure in the decisions you are making.


Delegate what you can:

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We all want to think that we can do everything or think that it’s the only way.

But we need to understand that we only have so many hours in a day and can’t do everything ourselves.

Small tasks like preparing reports, creating invoices and reconciling payments can all be delegated.

Many small business owners believe they can’t afford to hire someone part-time or outsource these tasks, but you can’t afford not to!

Get back to what you do best, spend more time doing the things you enjoy and get the administrative help you need.