As entrepreneurs, we often find ourselves on the go, constantly striving for success, and juggling multiple responsibilities. But amidst all the hustle and bustle, it's crucial to prioritize our mental health and well-being. October is Mental Health Awareness Month and ADHD Awareness Month, so in this episode, we'll explore the importance of self-care, the impact of stress on our mental health, and practical tips for maintaining and boosting our mood, energy, and motivation. Get ready to discover strategies that will help you thrive in both your personal and professional life.
Here are three key takeaways from this episode that you won't want to miss:🌟
1️⃣ Recognize the Impact of Stress:
The ongoing effects of the COVID pandemic and other global issues are causing uncertainty, fear, and anxiety for many of us. It's important to acknowledge the impact of stress on our mental health and take proactive steps to manage it.
2️⃣ Embrace Radical Self-Acceptance:
Instead of trying to convince ourselves that we're okay and we can keep treading water, in this episode, I advocate for radical self-acceptance. Make an agreement with yourself to accept where you are currently, even if it's not easy. This practice can have a profound impact on your well-being.
3️⃣ Prioritize Mental Health:
Building mental resilience takes time and effort, just like physical fitness. As entrepreneurs, it's easy to neglect our own well-being while focusing on our businesses. However, taking care of ourselves first allows us to show up as our best selves and better support our clients, loved ones, and communities.
Mic Drop Moment:
"The things we need to be talking about a lot more, not just in the mental health community, but in society at large, is how it feels to be living with chronic disappointment."
As mentioned in this episode:
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: https://bit.ly/3S7Ht6N
Shulamit Ber Levtov: Episode featuring our interview “Mental Health Challenges for Female Entrepreneurs”: https://bit.ly/3QohNlk
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TLDL (time stamps) for the time-pressured (or impatient)
00:04:32 Mood, energy, and motivation are interconnected
00:14:30 Subclinical depression leads to burnout and apathy.
00:18:08 Decide to radically accept yourself without reservation.
00:24:57 Black or white thinking causes unnecessary suffering.
00:33:29 Cancel unnecessary obligations, simplify and prioritize.