10 Habit Entrepreneurs Have that can Lead to Depression and Anxiety- Part 1
The journey of being an entrepreneur can be lonely one day, full of excitement the next and then overwhelming the next. I want to help you learn how to stabilize the ups and downs and prevent the possibility of burnout, anxiety and depression.
There have been recent trends in the business community to work hard, work even harder, hustle and hustle harder. The only thing missing is when you as the entrepreneur get to take a mental and emotional break. I’m not talking about taking a break that takes you away from your business hours and days on end because I know most small business owners can’t afford to do that. I’m speaking about knowing when your brain is on overload and heading burnout off at the pass. I’m talking not working yourself into exhaustion for weeks and months on end.
I know when you are building a business there is a lot of energy and momentum that has to be put in. You have to put in the work, you have to grind. I get that. I’m saying, there is a better way to grind.
Grinding, building, hustling can be done where you don’t forfeit your health or your sanity.
There are 10 top habits entrepreneurs have that can lead to depression and anxiety. Read below to see the first 5:
Thinking that what you are building or creating has to be perfect before you launch it or make others aware of it. This kind of thinking leads to procrastination and overwhelm because you begin to play and replay where you are versus where you want to be.
Only Seeing the Negative
Only seeing the negative or what’s wrong with the situation, which robs you of the ability to appreciate your wins and successes.
Having the thought something negative always happens to you
Having the thought something negative always happens to you and blocks you from where you want to be and the thought that these kinds of things always happen to you. This kind of thinking can spiral fast and take you out of the ability to tap into the CEO mindset we talked about in the last email.
Brushing others off when they give you a compliment or try to support your success.
Brushing others off when they give you a compliment or try to support your success. Entrepreneurs can do this by saying things like, “oh they’re only supporting me because they have to because they’re family” or when someone gives you a compliment, you down play the compliment instead of fully standing in the strength of your power.
Believing something negative about how someone treated you or how they spoke to you
Believing something negative about how someone treated you or how they spoke to you, when in reality there is nothing there. For example, if you were at a conference and you saw someone that you knew and they didn’t speak. Believing something negative looks like thinking that they are intentionally ignoring you and being petty when in reality they may not have seen you or they were so focused on what they were doing they didn’t even realize it was you.
These five habits are a part of the top 10 hit list of how negative thinking can impact you as an entrepreneur and have you spiral downward in your thoughts, feelings and negative behaviors.
In the next email, I’ll send you the final 5 of these top 10 mindset robbers that can lead to anxiety and depression.
Let me know if any of these ring true for you. If so, email me back and let me know which ones you can identify with.
See you in the next email for the final 5!