.....”𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯”.
That was 5 years ago. It came as a “shock” to me, but not a surprise. Looking back the signs were all there — I had trouble focusing, I lacked motivation, simple tasks seemed liked moving mountains, my muscles hurt, I felt exhausted, I was extremely emotional AND numb all at the same time. 𝘼𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙄 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙠𝙚𝙥𝙩 𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙮𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙜𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙥. (𝙒𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙄 𝙙𝙞𝙙: 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙡𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚.)
The reality is that 1 in 4 people will suffer from depression or some form of mental illness in their lifetime.
I’ve recently learned depression rates amongst entrepreneurs, is growing. In a recent survey of entrepreneurs, 49% reported having a mental health condition. That’s 1 in 2, double the rate of the average population!
𝐵𝑜𝓈𝓈𝐵𝒶𝒷𝑒: 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓇𝑒𝓃’𝓉 𝒶𝓁𝑜𝓃𝑒.
Here are 3 ways I found to work within my business AS I was working through my darker moments:
𝐆𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞: 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺
Why get stressed or overwhelmed by how much work needs to be done? Celebrate your successes no matter how small.
Embrace failure as a learning experience NOT a personal flaw. Trust me, I KNOW, when you’re already down it’s easy to turn on yourself. But don’t.
𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐜𝐲𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐬: 𝘖𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘍𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘓𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘐𝘵
This might sound like bad advice, but if you’re dealing with depression or anxiety, it definitely helps. I used to feel really guilty anytime I wasn’t working, but then I realized I could be so much more productive if I worked when I was doing well and took breaks when I was down. I love working, so self-discipline and getting things done has never been an issue for me, but make sure you actually do the work at some point.
𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 “𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡” 𝐃𝐚𝐲𝐬: 𝘎𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦
If I ever wake up and there’s a giant rain cloud hanging over my head, I let myself take a self health day. So instead of doing stressful work, I do something fun or relaxing and spend most of the day reading up on business and marketing. These are also great days to catch up on all your entrepreneurial learning and getting inspired (so you can work more on the good days).
Check out my live/raw discussion here:
Additional Steps You Can Take To Reclaim Your Power:
Be vulnerable and share with your upline, team, whoever
Understand Your Limits & Schedule Regular Breaks Off Grid
Get some Aerobic Exercise!
Cultivate Habits for Happiness and Gratefulness
Stop Doing What Stresses You Out - Do it, delegate it or delete it