Running a business is stressful; who would have guessed! So what happens to your decision making skills when subjected to long term stress? Do your mental skills improve? A pressure makes diamonds scenario? Or do you get tunnel vision and decision paralysis? It is important that you recognize your mental state and know when and what your body needs at what point in time. Know when to push through it, and know when you are making bad decisions and need to mentally recharge. I have seen too many veterans with PTSD to ignore the effects of constant stress.
Start with a good night’s sleep and load your tool box with skills to help you cope with stress. For some, it is exercise. Others find peace in meditation. Others turn to support groups, others to nature. Find what works for you, and pay attention to what your body and mind need before they hijack your business.