Mental wellness, mental health, self care.
These are all words you’ve heard before. However, you may not know what that looks like in your life or how to implement mental wellness practices in your day-to-day life to make an impact on your mind, body, and soul. We are here to help.
This month’s guide shares about:
How to prioritize mental wellness as an entrepreneur
Reframe your mind:
Josefina Herrera Sanders says it best when she says: “Mental illness doesn’t make you weak.” If you, today, are struggling with mental health, know that you are worthy of investing in and caring for.Mental wellness begins by reframing your mindset and seeking opportunities for self care and growth. Spend time doing a mental declutter or establishing new thoughts patterns.
Make mental wellness a priority:
Your mental wellness is only as important as you make it. And let’s just say… it should be a priority, because it is important. For your personal self, for your business, for the people you serve. Mental wellness is not just the occasional massage. Instead it’s a daily practice that leads to a whole life and self. If you’re wondering if it’s time to seek help, battling anxiety, or struggling with burnout and a lack of creativity, now is the time to prioritize your mental health.
Seek a support system:
Building community and connecting with friends and family is key to maintaining great mental wellness. Additionally, seeking support and care from a licensed professional is sometimes the most important thing you can do to bolster your support network. Advocate for yourself, ask for help when needed, and know that there is support all around you willing to lend a helping hand, a kind heart, or a listening ear. At Rising Tide and HoneyBook, one of our core values is “People Come First.” If you’re looking for a support system, we invite you to join your local TuesdaysTogether group and connect with other members in our Rising Tide Facebook group. Remember, a rising tide truly does lift all boats, and we are here for you.
Josefina Herrera Sanders
You may feel as though mental illness makes you weak… or perhaps that sharing about your mental illness publicly will confirm that you’re weak. But what if you learned that it was the exact opposite, and that sharing your truth could not only foster deeper relationships but also build your business. Josefina shares her experiences and journey with sharing about mental illness and how you can do the same.
Did you know that entrepreneurs have a higher likelihood of struggling with mental wellness? However, that doesn’t mean that there is no hope for healing and health. Instead of hiding behind the glitz and glam of entrepreneur life and battling silently, learn the 3 key signs that it is time to seek help and 4 steps to navigate the process of healing from Brookes, a women’s health nurse practitioner.
D. Michele Perry
We all have days where we feel our creativity wane and simply feel “stuck” – like nothing we do can get those juices flowing again, and even like our mental state has lessened our creative abilities. Michele has spent years of personal experience, research, and now implementation with clients developing her signature STRONG™ framework for building creative resilience. If you’ve hit a creative block, this article is for you.
If you’re feeling underlying (or perhaps heavy, outright) feelings of anxiety, there is an alternative. You don’t have to let anxiety rule your life. Instead, Tara, a licensed professional counselor, shares 4 tips on how to coexist peacefully with your anxiety as an entrepreneur. She gives the nitty gritty on everything from why exercise is more powerful than Xanax, to the importance of healthy sleep, and one thing you are doing all day every day… but probably aren’t doing right: breathing. Get her insights and get out of that anxiety spiral.
You’ve likely heard the term “brain dump” before, right? But what happens when you dump everything out onto paper, and it just feels like a big mess with no direction or logical organization? Kimberly shares her signature framework, The Brain DeClutter™, and the steps you need to take to declutter your brain, get everything organized on paper, and take action. If you’re ready to focus on mental wellness by freeing up space in your brain, get to working on her free step-by-step template.
When your thoughts evoke negative reactions and create physical sensations in your body, you have the opportunity to bring awareness to those sensations and feelings… and to choose a different reaction. Celeste, a Health and Mindset Coach, walks you through the steps to stop the thoughts racing in your brain from taking control over your mind and body to experiencing positive associations and feelings. With this mental health exercise, you’ll be prioritizing self-care in a new way that helps you to deliberately slow down and calm the mind.
For years, perhaps a lifetime, we’ve been programmed to see burnout as a normal, even applauded, element of life. Now is the time to reframe our minds to prioritize self-care and implement it in a way that works best for your mental health. From changing your view on productivity to identifying your non-negotiables, Allison shares how to prioritize yourself so that you can prioritize your business.
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