Problems and setbacks are made worse by stress. Yet since stress is an unavoidable part of owning your own business, you need to learn to deal with it. Here are some simple steps you can take to lessen your stress--and run a better business.

  • Identify the "Stress factors" in your life.
  • Make a schedule and stick to it.
  • Delegate.
  • Cultivate a relaxing workplace.
  • Sleep and eat right.
  • Get physical exercise.

Excerpted from Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Guide You'll Ever Need