By Sarah Swain
That face you make when someone tells you that you shouldn’t be stressed or depressed as an entrepreneur who gets to bring their vision to life.
FACT: entrepreneurs are more susceptible to depression, anxiety and substance abuse than traditional employees (source in bio for reference). .
Stress. Uncertainty. Social isolation. Personal and professional identity crossover. To name a FEW, of many…
Don’t let the world of Instagrammers living the dream on the beaches of Bali fool you into thinking something must be wrong with you and how you’re feeling behind the scenes of your business.
Gratitude isn’t lost on you for what you get to do with your life.
And it’s confusing as hell when you feel like you have it all, and feel like Hell all in one single moment.
There’s also nothing wrong with how you’re feeling. You’re not alone in your feelings.
Talk to me.
Chances are I’ve felt what you’re feeling, too…and, we’ve got this.
And to all the entrepreneurs out there who make it all seem so easy, glamorous, and filled with nothing other than joy, beaches and laptops 👉🏼 This falsehood is harming people. This shit is hard! And sometimes it flat out hurts.
I have a full transparency e-book on Entrepreneurship Year 1 releasing in a couple of weeks and in it, I bare all this stuff – the behind the scenes funk, for this exact reason. It’s hard, it hurts, ands it’s lonely…all simultaneously along side joy, bliss, passion and excitement – the stuff that makes it all worth it !!.
Three articles below to help illustrate the relationship between entrepreneurship & mental health.
- The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship That No One Wants to Talk About
- 7 Reasons Entrepreneurs Are Particularly Vulnerable to Mental Health Challenges
- What Causes Depression