Entrepreneurs are bold and audacious people pursing their passions. The day to day activities of the entrepreneur are 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 overtime 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 the 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.