Business Operaters Need To Attend To Their Own Mental Health
Good mental health practices should be practiced at every level of management
I've been running my micro business for over 20 years. In that time I have suffered the ups and downs of working as a freelancer. The famine and feast cycle persists, which can bring with it dark days when it seems nothing is going my way. Over the years I have been able to develop a mindset that enables me to look at the dark times as just a period I have to work through.
If you're in the early days of running your own micro business it can be easy to tip into depression. The first two years of my business were tough. Getting established and finding enough work occupied my every waking hour. When other new business owners have asked my advice, I always tell them to believe in themselves. They have the skills and the drive. Keep going and eventually, you will start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Being self-employed is our choice, and I think making that decision has been the best thing I ever did. The burning ambition to have my own business simply would not go away, even though this was a high-risk move to make. Paying attention to when you are feeling low is critical to the long-term health of you and your business, as for most micro businesses we are our enterprises.
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