Dealing with Stress

Lately, there seems to be a recurring trend among many independent PR consultants – stress! For most of us, it comes as no surprise that PR was recently named among the top 10 stressful fields.

With so many of us feeling stressed out, and since our longevity as Solo PR Pros depends on effective stress management, this week’s #solopr Twitter chat focused solely on this important issue. We discussed:

1) What are some of the most stressful situations you’ve faced as an independent consultant?

2) What steps do you take in your personal life that help you manage stress?

3) What work-related stress relievers have you found?

4) What steps can we take in our businesses to avoid stress in the first place?


Find out some of the tricks used by your fellow solos by downloading the transcript in PDF. On a side note, so many of us noted that our pets are important stress relievers, just for fun we’ve started sharing pictures of our furry “co-workers” on the Solo PR Pros Facebook page. Take a look and join in the fun!

What additional tips can you share for identifying and managing stress?

The #solopr chat – held each Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Eastern – is a weekly ritual for some of the most savvy Solo PR Pros on Twitter. Anyone with a Twitter account is welcome to participate – see Join Us for the #solopr Chat on Twitter to find out how!

  • As an executive coach working with Public Relations executives, stress is one of the top things that I support my clients with. Stress often comes from a lack of boundaries, the inability to say “no,” and fear. Energy and attitude play a huge role in managing stress.
    These are all areas that can be developed.

  • Great points, Alan. I think the fact that we can improve our stress management skills over time is a hopeful message!