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How to Care of Your Mental Health As An Entrepreneur

Updated: May 8, 2023

It is not uncommon for entrepreneurs to put their businesses before their mental health. No matter how long you've been running a business, it's important to make sure that your body, soul, and mind are in peak condition.

If you have been wondering how to go about that, we shared a few tips you might find helpful.

  • Join a supportive community: Entrepreneurship can be overwhelming, especially if you wear different hats in your business as a solopreneur. There are days when you feel more stressed, lonely, and exhausted. Being a part of a community with like-minded entrepreneurs who share the same struggle as you is a great way to get support.

  • Practice self-care: Our body is just as important as making money. Health is wealth, remember? Ensure to take out time from your busy schedule and put your mental health first. Rest, eat well, take a break from social media if possible, and just relax.

  • Separate work from home: Some entrepreneurs work from home while some have shops or offices they go to, for the latter, it might be difficult to separate work from home. However, it's important to find ways to separate the two irrespective of how impossible it may seem. You can try turning off notifications, staying off your phone or laptop, or just leaving your work environment.

  • Hire outside help: If you feel overwhelmed with all the different hats you have to wear as an entrepreneur, you should consider hiring someone who can take some of that weight off you.

  • Disconnect your business value from your self-worth: Oftentimes business owners define themselves from the success of their business ventures, and this can be unsafe for our mental health. As a result of this, entrepreneurs spend more time on their businesses and neglect themselves, family and their friends. It's important to note that the figures on your balance sheet do not define who you are or what you are worth.

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