There are multiple factors that affect your success. From your ability to run your own business to chasing specific goals for your career, your mental health will have a big impact on your ability to reach your long-term goals. You should not overlook the importance of taking care of yourself and getting help when you need it. There is often a lot of stigma surrounding the issue of mental health, but there is no shame in admitting you are struggling.
Research suggests that perhaps as many as one-half of all entrepreneurs struggle with depression and mental health. There is significant stress associated with starting and running a company, and over time, this can exacerbate or create issues that impact a person’s mental and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, many people who could benefit from counseling or help from a medical professional are ashamed to reach out. They may feel alone, and they may also wonder if their issues could impact the well-being of their business.
If you’re struggling, you need to know that there is no shame in seeking help. Thankfully, it’s becoming more common to hear people, even famous athletes and those in leadership positions, talk about their own personal mental health struggles. Your success and the stability of your business should never come at the expense of your personal well-being.
Talking to your doctor about your concerns is a good place to start. Some people find that certain types of medications can be useful, as well as counseling, exercise and finding a person with whom you can share your concerns. There is nothing wrong with prioritizing your own mental health and finding what works for you. The main thing to remember is that you matter, and so does your well-being. Don’t wait to seek out support and treatment if you need it.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC