Skip to main content

In the startup ecosystem, it’s all too easy to get lost in the hustle. The constant push to innovate, secure funding, and outshine the competition can leave even the most seasoned entrepreneurs feeling the heat. But in this high-stakes game, there’s a secret weapon – the art of de-stressing.

We’re no strangers to the success stories, those iconic startups that take over the world and make it look like a cakewalk. But what about the everyday struggles, the moments when stress creeps in and the mountain of responsibilities starts feeling like an avalanche? It’s essential to keep in mind that every thriving startup has a founder who’s weathered the storm of stress and burnout.

Maintaining a sense of calm is all too important, and founder of Tailors4me, Karen Letran, knows this all too well. She swears by the therapeutic power of long walks by the beach! In a world where time is often the scarcest resource, she values these tranquil moments to clear her mind, recharge and reflect.

As for Osama Kamaluddin, founder of The Forge CrossFit, he advocates regular exercise like CrossFit, cutting out added sugar foods, avoiding oily and high-sodium meals, and getting a solid eight hours of sleep to maintain peak performance in the fast-paced startup world. Prioritizing health, Osama believes, is key to overcoming stress.

Have you heard of the 7 must-do’s? Well, Mohammed Al Fahad, founder of Qloud, shares his invaluable, seven essential practices, which are: effective time management and organization, sufficient sleep, regular exercising with a healthy, clean diet, meditation to reduce overthinking, nurturing relationships and networking, and emphasized the importance of reading. These methods, he believes, form a solid foundation for startup founders to de-stress and thrive amidst the demands and challenges.

Health Coach Farrah Al-Halwachi, an advocate for sustainable well-being, shares her de-stressing wisdom. For her, it’s all about taking breaks, socializing, and ensuring early nights for rejuvenation. She emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle that includes movement, proper nutrition, and spending quality time outdoors.

Last but not least, Huda Radhi, founder of Daskalides, reveals her de-stressing secrets. She advocates for proactive networking and continuous learning as her go-to methods for managing the business stress. Huda believes in traveling, gathering valuable insights from customers and family, and using this knowledge to further develop her business. For her, the journey to success is as sweet as the chocolates she creates.

From mindfulness to fitness, and more, these five founders diverse approaches to de-stressing serve as a valuable reminder – success in entrepreneurship isn’t just about business strategy; it’s also about nurturing your well-being. Remember, behind every thriving startup is a founder who knows how to find their zen, even in the midst of the hustle and bustle.