Small businesses generally don’t have the luxury of helplines and insurance to cover many mental health situations, but there are some basics to help keep you on track:
– Rest: Don’t underestimate the value of a full night’s sleep for your overall health.
– Eat: Try not to skip meals, eat healthy and go to lunch outside the office.
– Exercise and take breaks: Stretch, use a standing desk, hit the gym, walk the dog—just move away from the computer (and put your phone down).
– Prioritize and delegate: You are not a machine and some things can wait—or not be done by you at all.
– Talk: Don’t do it alone, there’s no need to be a hero. If you need advice, or just want to bend someone’s ear, find a mentor, call a friend or see a counselor.
Small business owners tend to work in isolation and have a tough time stopping long enough to recognize that they may need some help. Don’t ignore warning signs that could damage more than just your business.
Blog Credit: Manta