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When it comes to being an entrepreneur one of the most important things you can do is look after your mental health. Running your own business is incredibly stressful and the pressure alone is enough to make your mental health suffer. If that's the case and you do find that you're struggling, it's important you're doing absolutely everything you can to ensure that running your business isn't damaging to your health. With that in mind, here are 6 ways to look after your mental health as an entrepreneur.
One of the best ways to ensure you're mental health doesn't suffer when working as an entrepreneur is to ensure you have a good work-life balance. Whilst you may feel as though you need to work at all hours of the day in order to successfully run your business, you will find that it's only a short term solution as after a couple of months of constant work you will start to burn out. Make sure you're separating your work from your personal life, and you should really start to notice the difference. For tips and tricks when it comes to ensuring you have a good work-life balance, you can visit this site here.
If you're working long hours during the day it's important you're taking a break when you need it. Just as you would during a day at the office, you need to take at least one break in the morning, one for lunch and one in the afternoon. Take a 15-minute walk around the block, make yourself some lunch or watch your favorite TV show - you'll be surprised the difference it can make to your productivity. If you're really struggling, consider working the Pomodoro technique.
Although you may have lots of different ideas when it comes to your business, it's important you're trying not to focus on too much at once. Whilst you may feel as though you need to do all of your ideas before someone else does them first, you will find that you're not putting anywhere near as much effort as you need to into each individual idea in order for them to succeed. Instead, it's better to focus on one topic for the majority of your time, putting the rest of your efforts into much smaller things. To find out more, you can read about the 90/10 rule here.
If you've had a bad day it can be easy to turn to something that will make you feel better. Whilst for some people this may be a hot bath, for others, it can be something that may be harmful or damaging to them. The best thing to do in this situation is to ensure you're staying away from harmful and addictive substances like alcohol and cocaine, whether it's something you'd usually do or something you've never tried before. For more information about a cocaine timeline and how it can affect you, you can visit this site here.
One of the biggest causes of stress with entrepreneurs is the comparison of yourselves to others. Whilst it may be hard when you're constantly surrounded by people that may be more successful than you, it's important to remember that everyone has their own timeline of success. Use the people that you're comparing yourself with as inspiration as motivation, as one day you could be as successful as them. You never know, someone may be looking at you and thinking the exact same.
Finally, it's important that you're remembering to enjoy everything you do. There are probably a million reasons you started your own business and it's important to remember those and why they made you so happy, to begin with. It's such an incredible journey to take, you need to enjoy every single moment you can as much as possible.
Are you trying to look after your health as an entrepreneur? What changes can you make to your lifestyle? Let me know in the comments section below.
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