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3 Reasons Why You're Stressing Yourself Out With Your Business The new normal has required us to make several changes to our everyday lives, inviting us to become more entrepreneurial, creative and adaptable.

By Maria Kathlyn Tan

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With relatively few barriers these days when it comes to establishing your own business and an increasing number of enticing "abundant lifestyle" posts from entrepreneurs showing up in your feed, it's no wonder that you've also taken the bait. You created a business, you picked up a few clients, but maybe the momentum isn't there. Perhaps you're feeling exhausted already or you don't feel like you're connecting with your audience. What gives?

Approximately 20% of new businesses fail within their first year, and those whose businesses make it past that time tend to jump head-first onto the self-care bandwagon. Self-care has become increasingly mainstream, but it is especially a staple among entrepreneurs, both new and seasoned. This is because they are highly likely to experience some form of burnout as they struggle to keep afloat. Here are the top reasons why that happens.

1. You're hustling, grinding and rushing