- Navigating Anxiety, Depression & Procrastination as a Creative Entrepreneur
If you suffer from depression, anxiety, overwhelm, perfectionism, burnout or procrastination, you are NOT alone. The struggle is all too common, especially among creative entrepreneurs. The key is to navigate the challenges and develop coping mechanisms so you can thrive despite the mental hurdles.
Today, I’m sharing the strategies I use to fight my own battle with fear, anxiety and uncertainty. I discuss the importance of understanding your own patterns and regulating your energy accordingly as well as the value in connecting with other humans—friends, family or mental health professionals—when you start to feel overwhelmed.
I explain the danger in viewing mental health issues as a moral failing and offer insight around letting go of the all-or-nothing thinking that holds me back. Listen in to understand how I say ‘no’ without guilt or anxiety and learn about the deep connection between mental and physical health.
What You Will Learn
How common it is for creatives to struggle with mental health
How I fight fear, insecurity and uncertainty
- Know myself (patterns, weaknesses)
- Regulate energy accordingly
- Overcome uncertainty
- Connect with other humans
- Let go of all-or-nothing thinking
- Don’t try to fit square peg in round hole
My weaknesses around deadlines and overcommitting
The value of bringing in a mental health professional as necessary
Why mental health issues are NOT a moral failing or character flaw
How to overcome procrastination and ‘just start’
My strategies for coping when I’m really struggling
- Rest, five-minute timer & list of ‘fires’
How to say ‘no’ without guilt or anxiety
The connection between mental and physical health
Connect with Beth
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
- 2018-06-14 10:00:00 UTC