Taking a day off because you physically don’t feel fit to attend a jam-packed workday is understandable. But what if you want to take an off because you don’t have the mental capacity to handle a long, work-filled day? That’s questionable, right? That is mainly because the stigma around mental health and wellbeing to be irrelevant is just as relevant today. Awareness might have led many workplaces to understand mental health problems as real issues and even offer therapy sessions to their employees. But that’s about it. The corporate culture has yet to embrace how vital the mental wellbeing of their employees is.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated one in every five adults in the US alone can be regarded as having experience with mental illness in a single year. Thus, it can be said that being an employee or an employer, you can easily be a target for mental illness. And one way or the other, it will be a hurdle in your daily life as well as your business productivity.
5 Ways You Can Look After Your Mental Health while Achieving your Entrepreneurship Goals
Here are five legitimate ways that can help you cease the hurdle mental health can be for your business lifestyle.
Prioritize Your Physical Health
What many people don’t realize is that much of mental health has to do with physical wellbeing too. If you tend to compromise on exercise, workout, and staying active, it will eventually take a toll on how you feel as well. A lazy body will, over time, lead to a tired brain not active enough to take on even the normal precedencies. Therefore, it is highly recommended to look after our physical health to avoid long term mental health deterioration.
Talk about Your Worries
The best way to let go of things that add up to a severe mental health situation is by talking about them. Even if you can’t afford a professional therapist, you can always get together with a friend and talk to them about your worries.
Don’t Compromise on Your Alone Time
We tend to get so busy with our daily routine, work schedules, and just the general lifestyle that we end up compromising our alone time. It is not the right way to go about your day. Always make time just for yourself where you indulge in a hobby or a favorite pass time like doing good Leeds. Basically, anything that helps you relax is, in turn, great for your mental health.
Understand that Failure is The Part of The Process
Understanding that failure is not a hurdle, but a part of the whole process has a positive mindset that will help you move forward. Failure should not be considered as a setback that delays you. It should be taken as a challenge that will help you learn new things and move forward more confidently, where the risk of failure is then reduced. Entrepreneurs especially need to thrive with a positive approach when it comes to business. Always being worried about failure will not only affect their mental health but make things more complicated in general.
Put Hardwork over Perfection
It is very well said that “Perfect is the enemy of good.” Thus, as an entrepreneur, you should understand that it is better if you take an approach for getting tasks completed rather than striving for perfection in every task and in this course leaving the task incomplete.
Mental health should never be put secondary to anything, whether it is your work, personal life, or any other particular reason. What many people don’t realize is that good mental health is what leads to everything else falling into place. It is more of a domino effect than an individual action performed. So never neglect your mental health and be the best at what you do for real!
Author: Stella Lincoln
I am Stella Lincoln having a master degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in the subject of marketing. I love to spread the knowledge and wisdom. My focus is to enhance my skills and reduce the gap. You can check my write-ups at my blog; Educator House. Nowadays, I am working in HarperCollins Publishers as a Writing Consultant.