How To Stay Consistent In Your Home Business During Depression

.....โ€๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€.

That was 5 years ago. It came as a โ€œshockโ€ to me, but not a surprise. Looking back the signs were all thereโ€Šโ€”โ€ŠI 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. ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™š ๐™„ ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ข๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™› ๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐™– ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ก๐™š๐™š๐™ฅ. (๐™’๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™„ ๐™™๐™ž๐™™: ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ก๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š.)

The reality is that 1 in 4 people will suffer from depression or some form of mental illness in their lifetime. 

Iโ€™ve recently learned depression rates amongst entrepreneurs, is growing. In a recent survey of entrepreneurs, 49% reported having a mental health condition. Thatโ€™s 1 in 2, double the rate of the average population!

๐ต๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐ต๐’ถ๐’ท๐‘’: ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐’ถ๐“๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’.

Here are 3 ways I found to work within my business AS I was working through my darker moments:

๐†๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ž: ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ

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 youโ€™re already down itโ€™s easy to turn on yourself. But donโ€™t. 

๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐ข๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ฒ๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ: ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ต

This might sound like bad advice, but if youโ€™re dealing with depression or anxiety, it definitely helps. I used to feel really guilty anytime I wasnโ€™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. 

๐“๐š๐ค๐ž โ€œ๐’๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐กโ€ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ: ๐˜Ž๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ

If I ever wake up and thereโ€™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