Starting a Business: How to Keep Calm


Any entrepreneur that has launched a startup before will testify as to just how stressful this can be. There is an incredible amount of work that goes into this, including creating a business plan, securing investment, obtaining licenses, finding suitable office space, hiring employees, etc. and this is only the beginning of the journey. This can feel overwhelming at times, which is why it is so important to find ways to alleviate stress and switch off. Some stress is good and can help with focus, but you do not want too much as this can lead to a range of serious issues. With this in mind, here are a few fun ways that you can de-stress when launching a start-up.




When launching a start-up business it can quickly consume most of the hours of the day, but it is important that you take the time to look after yourself to disconnect and avoid burnout. One of the better ways of doing this is to let off steam through exercise, whether it is running, swimming, cycling or even simply going for a walk. In addition to this, it is also important that you are eating well and staying hydrated during this stressful period.


Video Games


Video games are a great way to escape reality for a few hours and unwind. Additionally, you can do this from the comfort of your own home, so it is ideal after a long day at the office. There are many different genres of games to consider, and you can even play online with friends or people all around the world.


Online Betting


It is no surprise that betting is such a popular activity as it is great fun and can provide a real rush when you win. Additionally, it is incredibly quick and easy to do, and you can even do it from your smartphone, so consider taking a short break from time to time and place a bet. It can be more exciting if you have an interest in what you are betting on, like soccer, and places like Unibet can provide you with all kinds of helpful information to help you make intelligent bets.


Puzzle Games


If you are stuck in the office trying to get the start-up launched it can be challenging to find ways to de-stress. Puzzle games like word searches and sudoku are ideal for this situation as you can easily do them sat at your desk and they can take your mind off the task at hand for a few minutes. Smartphones have made it easier than ever to find all kinds of puzzle games so you should easily be able to find one that you enjoy and helps you to unwind at work.


Launching a startup is incredibly stressful and will consume a lot of your time, but you must take the time to de-stress and look after yourself to avoid burnout and other health issues. If you are struggling to find ways to relax and let off steam, any or all of the above should be helpful.

Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.
Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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