You typically don’t think of the power of good mental health when building a business. But you should. The state of your mental health plays a huge role in your business success. Issues like depression, anxiety, and chronic stress can cause relentless brain fog and steal your mental energy. Overwork and overwhelm can shut off the part of the brain that drives your decision-making, problem-solving, and creativity. Subpar mental health can make every task feels harder and more boring than it really is. It can make even the smallest decisions seem out of reach. The tiniest problem becomes monumental.
Ignoring our mental health can be catastrophic to our business success over time.
Have you ever noticed those business owners whose boundless optimism and energy seem to carry the day? Or better yet, the ultra-cool entrepreneur who seems completely relaxed and yet achieves enormous success?
Which do you prefer? Do you want to continue to be so stressed out while doing everything you can think of to make your business successful? Yet, you long for better results?
Of course not.
You want to join the ranks of those entrepreneurs, who are sipping green tea and closing deals on the regular.
What do those cool, calm, and collected business leaders know about mental health that you don’t?
How does this knowledge cause them to make the necessary shifts to help them build successful businesses?
Let’s find out.
3 Mindset Shifts that Support Good Mental Health
- They Know How to Get Help
As awesome as they are, they know that everybody needs help. Successful entrepreneurs know better than to go it alone. There comes a time in the life of an entrepreneur when stress, crises, or just the day-to-day grind can compromise your mental health. These businesswomen know they need support. Oftentimes, they start by building a team they can count on, even if it’s talking to a friend or hiring a coach, to talk to when times feel tough. They know when to get professional help. Having a coach, counselor, or mentor to talk to can do wonders for preserving your mental health, especially when things get difficult.
- They Know to Establish an Effective Exercise Routine
Exercise is excellent for physical health. At the same time, exercise does wonders for mental health as well. Your body in motion gets the blood flowing, which in turn sends more oxygen to the brain, meaning you’ll think more clearly. More important, the dopamine produced by exercise injects the feel-good chemicals into the brain, improving mood. Buh- bye depression and anxiety.
- They Know to Pay it Forward
By far, one of the best ways to preserve your mental health is to give yourself something meaningful to focus on, namely that of giving back to someone else. You may have a mentor of your own, this doesn’t mean you can’t mentor someone who might not be as far along as you are. By focusing on helping others, you spend less time worrying about what’s going on in your own life. This process allows you to you remind yourself of how far you’ve come, to share the lessons you’ve learned. This serves to remind you that you’re not as far behind as you may have thought.
There are many practical ways to support good mental health. Your overall mindset should be immersed into taking really good care of yourself. These 3 ways are a good place to start as you begin your journey.
You will find that your mental health is even more crucial if you’re working on your own without a lot of support from coworkers or a more traditional work setting. This is why it’s so important to pay attention now and take the proper action, that will preserve your mental health so you can have the mental bandwidth to focus on reaching your goal of building a successful business.
Be well + prosper,