Entrepreneurs are bold and audacious people pursuing their passions. The day to day activities of the entrepreneur is often solo. Most start-ups are one-person machines. The contrast between leadership and being alone in the journey can often leave entrepreneurs overly stressed.
A start-up is exciting and fills the entrepreneur with purpose and passion. However, it can quickly lead to depression, leaving many entrepreneurs confused. Shouldn’t turning your passion into a business fill you with energy and happiness?
The feelings of isolation can be like a slow and steady pain that grows over time and saps entrepreneurs from the inside out especially when their mental health needs are neglected.
Releasing stress after work with co-workers, a spouse or anyone that can relate is a great way to unwind. The challenge with many entrepreneurs is that day-to-day activities aren’t normal. Most people can’t relate or have no idea what you’re talking about when you try to vent. It’s difficult to explain and can be even more taxing to have to lay the groundwork to talk about an issue you’re having.
My challenge for all my fellow entrepreneurs is to take control of your mental health. Your success depends on it.
4 Mental Wellness Tips for the Entrepreneur
- Engage in Self-Care.
- Surround Yourself with Like-Minded People.
- Complete a personal and business inventory.
- Seek professional help.
Schedule your therapy or coaching session today.
Shanna A. Jefferson, MSW, CFSW, LCSW, LISW-CP/S
About The Author
I help entrepreneurs unleash their greatness by improving their mental health and taking a holistic approach to entrepreneurship. I also work with individuals feeling stuck, depressed, experiencing grief, and feeling angry due to life stressors. My passion is to empower my clients on their journey of elevation and transformation by shifting their mindsets, turning their pain into purpose, and creating their Greatness blueprint.
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