Running your business can be hard, rewarding, frustrating, exciting, scary and freeing. But what are those all-important qualities you need to nurture to look after yourself in the troughs and triumph in the peaks?
I’ve realised that I’ve been a little anxious of late. Worrying about the state of the world, Brexit, impending doom, people dying on the streets, my house being repossessed, losing all my work, my daughter entering the world of social media, Donald Trump and the list goes on and on.
And the more my anxiety grows, and the more I worry, the less my eye is on the ball of work.
Mental health is something we all need to get comfortable talking about. We all have it, all the time, just at some points our mental health is not quite as we’d like.
Add to this being freelance, often working alone, and responsible for every aspect of your business. Mental health can sometimes suffer.
So I asked the fabulous ladies in the Blue Stockings Society to offer their advice for overcoming mental health problems when you’re freelance.
There comes a time when we can all get a little comfortable in our business. Things are OK. Money is coming in, you are selling your products and services, it all seems to be going well. But perhaps you have a nagging feeling that there could be more. Maybe you’re looking towards a future version of yourself, but you’re not quite sure how to get there.