Get life-changing insights

We share the latest strategies from experts to help you crush your goals, boost your wellbeing and build a life that lights you up.
Join our Best Reads newsletter:

Please enter a valid email address

World class stress management coaching

Loved by Canva, Atlassian, and more!
Try coaching for free

How to clear your mind in times of stress

pink haired woman knows how to clear your mind in times of stress

Working as your own boss, creating the perfect schedule, following a dream of your own; what could possibly go wrong? While the idea of entrepreneurship looks fantastic on paper, the freedom of self-starting is often accompanied by significant stressors. While all jobs come with their own anxiety-provoking moments, the high stakes of creating your own business can have debilitating effects. In fact, studies have shown that thirty percent of entrepreneurs face depression or chronic anxiety, a higher figure than those with traditional nine-to-five careers.

Stress can appear in many forms, hiding behind an unbearable headache or an irritable mood. So what do you do when you feel it taking over? While it’s vital to pay attention to your mental health, stress doesn’t need to stop you from pursuing your passion. Rather than a blaring red flag, it can serve as a stop sign, gently reminding you to slow down and check in with yourself. Here are simple steps you can take to clear your head in times of work-related turbulence on the road to success.

You do you

Stress doesn’t always boil over in the form of Harrison Ford in Extraordinary Measures, throwing papers and screaming in anguish. Often it can manifest in a subdued mood or decreased interest in anything non-work related. With no set hours to structure your day, it can be easy to fall into a work-sleep-eat routine. But, it’s crucial to leave room for pleasure in all that business or you risk buying yourself a one-way ticket to burnout.

Whether it’s going on a neighborhood jog, hitting an early morning yoga class or picking up that Nikon that’s been collecting dust on the shelf, schedule time each day to do something entirely for you. Not only will this help you to decompress, but it could ultimately help your business. A study at San Francisco State University found that people with regular hobbies demonstrated higher capability when it came to brainstorming creative solutions to work-related problems.

Under pressure

Despite the blood, sweat and tears poured into a new business, after all is said and done, only two percent of startups succeed. With that number dangling above your head, it may be difficult to silence the constant mental to-do list (or lists, more realistically). For this reason, the notion of mindfulness is beginning to pop up frequently in the corporate world. You don’t need to be a neurosurgeon to know that mindfulness tremendously benefits the brain, reducing cortisol levels and therefore stress. But how does one attain this enlightened state?

No need to find a Bodhi tree to meditate under. You can get some peace of mind from the comfort of your office. Taking five minutes a day to focus on your breathing can lead to increased hopefulness and motivation. And with the new intersection of meditation and technology, tranquility has never been more accessible. Headspace, Calm and Stop and Think are all free apps that will walk you through the often intimidating process. Get some namaste in your day.

A little help from my friends

Is your neck starting to hurt from wearing all those hats? In the early stages of business development, you will likely be playing many roles, often simultaneously. Why shoulder such a heavy burden when you have colleagues to lighten the load? Delegation may seem like an effortless task, but studies have shown that one in three managers don’t delegate proportionally. Freeing yourself from some responsibilities will prevent you from spreading yourself too thin, allowing you to funnel your energy into the most crucial aspects of your business.

It’s perfectly normal to have trouble letting someone else take the reins, which is why a capable and trustworthy team is a necessity. The more you know your employees' strengths and weaknesses, the more effectively you can distribute tasks and feel confident in their abilities. While you’re at it, exploring your own talents and blind spots will gift you with a more realistic view of your professional capacity.

Invest in your team and invest in yourself - it may make all the difference.

Clear your mind with world-class wellbeing coaching

Our programs were designed by world-renown coaches, and sessions only take 5-15 minutes. Get started for free with personalized program now by chatting in the box below:

Start personal coaching for free

Loved By:


My Coaching Plan:

Our expert coaches have designed hyper-effective programs that will help 

clear your mind.

Coach Marlee (your amazing AI-powered personal coach) will analyse your unique traits and goals to let you know which program to start with (and if there are any you should skip)!

Your recommended programs include:


This is some text inside of a div block.

“I found the importance of setting goals. It’s a mindset”

This is some text inside of a div block.

“The Trust Your Gut coaching program with Marlee was simply amazing. It really helped me to reflect on my decision making style in a new light and boosted my confidence. I 200% recommend!”

Show more testimonials
This is some text inside of a div block.

“This coaching program has really helped me to see the value in goals, and get much better at setting them. It’s had a really positive impact on my career!”

This is some text inside of a div block.

"Attention to detail coaching program was profoundly simple but impactful. I am seeing detail more than I have ever before!"

This is some text inside of a div block.

"I have learned how to communicate better using every tool I have in myself, especially in learning how to use my tone of voice"

This is some text inside of a div block.

“I learned to manage my stress about details”

This is some text inside of a div block.

“Marlee helped me build deeper levels of self-esteem and how I valued myself vis-a-vis the greater world. It also taught me courage to believe in my beliefs, and that it is not about success or failure, but that we give it a go, a try”

This is some text inside of a div block.

“Marlee helped me discover skills in myself and others on how to work together as a team!”

My Coaching Plan:

Our expert coaches created the following plan to help 
you clear your mind:
Increase EQ
Multiply Your Impact
Reflection & Patience
Trust Your Gut Feel
Vital Wellbeing

Grow your people, grow your company.

Our tools are trusted by teams like Canva to help improve:

Team Dynamics
Attract & Retain Talent

Hack your life & work

Subscribe to our newsletter for free access to the latest research and expert tips on Mental Health, Wellbeing, Leadership, Career Skills, Team Building & more!

Meet the world’s first A.I. Coach!

Get started for free with personal (or team) coaching.

Programs are designed by world-renowned coaches & delivered by our incredible (AI-powered) Coach Marlee.

Sessions take just a few minutes and are 100% personalized to fit your unique traits and goals.

Hack your wellbeing, productivity and goals

. . . with personal (or team) coaching!

Programs are created by expert coaches & delivered by our incredible A.I. Coach Marlee. Sessions only take 5-15 minutes and are 100% personalized to fit your unique traits and goals.
Try coaching for free
^ Swipe up to chat with your AI coach!