Dear Entrepreneur,

Whatever your worries are—maybe your work is getting too demanding—try to understand that stress is a normal part of life.

Sometimes, the stress intensifies and builds up, and you may begin to feel like “your head is underwater”.

Take a timeout.

Sometimes, you just need to cool down and gather your thoughts—remove yourself emotionally or physically, by reading a book, meditating, exercising, or going for a walk.

I remember sometime last year, in Accra, Ghana, June precisely, I had so much on my mind, so I went for a walk.

I plugged my headphone, and an hour later, from East Legon, I found myself in Madina.

This long walk helped me separate myself from my worries, and gave me a chance to clear my head and put things into perspective.

When I was back in East Legon, though my worries weren’t gone, I was able to manage it differently.

It helped me gain a finer sense of control.

With love,