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Digital marketing specialist Gilly Zammit on Friday shared that business leaders have to eliminate work-related stress by making more time for themselves.

“Stress happens to all of us, but freelancers, solo entrepreneurs, and leaders of small businesses or start-ups are especially susceptible,” the upmargin Founder said.

He noted that this is because they are forced to do everything themselves and have to “face the brunt of leadership” together with the “struggles that come with staying motivated and profitable”.

Therefore, he opted to list five different tips for business leaders that are stressed out and want to give more priority to their mental health and wellbeing.

First of all, Mr Zammit explained that is important to “set boundaries and stick to them”. “Stick to your guns and learn to say no if something doesn’t make sense for you in the long run,” he added.

He also noted that is integral for business leaders to prioritise their health and self-care, with this ranging from “making the time for a morning run or gym session”, all the way to “grabbing a midweek drink with friends”.

“It all helps to release the tension,” he remarked.

He also pointed out that entrepreneurs need to ask for help when needed, and that they need to remember that they don’t have to do everything all alone.

“If you have a team, delegate, and if you’re solo, consult a trusted friend, advisor, or coach to help you solve complex problems,” he continued.

Another tip that he highlighted is that of practicing mindfulness. He remarked that business eladers have to check in with themselves “from time to time” and ask whether they are feeling alright, and if not, question what they need to truly feel better.

Lastly, Mr Zammit said that it is crucial for business leaders to always “expect, and accept, the unexpected”.

“Things will not always go to plan. Learning to roll with the punches and adapt to different situations will help see you through the worst of times,” he explained.

“And if all else fails, just remember it’s Friday, and the weekend is only a few hours away,” he concluded.

Mr Zammit specialises in optimising search engine marketing and programmatic advertising in iGaming, crypto, and esports, and describes himself as “fully invested in client growth”.

Throughout his career, he has gained valuable marketing and advertising experience across a range of industries. This includes two years as Head of Digital Marketing at Hero Gaming, three years as Director Online Marketing at Corinthia Hotels, and also four years as Senior Web Marketer at GFI Software. Mr Zammit also has experience working as a Digital Marketing Consultant on a freelance basis, assisting companies in improving their Google search rankings through SEO, and increasing the number of customers that convert through their website, among other services.

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