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5 Reasons Why An Entrepreneur's Mental Health Is Important

Written by: Omu Obilor, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Managing mental health complications isn't easy, but it can be even more difficult when running a business. Being an entrepreneur means taking your mental health seriously because as an entrepreneur one will have to face many complications at work and if you don't watch your mental health then it will deteriorate, the foundations become unstable, and your business will suffer.

Young female entrepreneur meditating with eyes closed in busy office.

Recent studies state that long-term stress overpowers the body's fight-or-flight instinct, and increases the likelihood of feeling anxious and depressed, as well as impacting physical health. Entrepreneurs typically operate under high-stress conditions, making them more sensitive to mental health issues.


Below, we have listed some crucial reasons why good mental health is important for entrepreneurs and why they should take care of it. Read on to know more.


1. Business Success Requires Good Mental Energy


It should come as no surprise to hear that as an entrepreneur you'll need a lot of stamina to run a business. Depending on what you’re doing as an entrepreneur, you might be directly involved in business operations. Even if you’re not, you likely have many commitments that require your attention each day. And if your mental health isn’t where it needs to be, then you won't have the energy to get things done.


2. A Strong Mental Health Foundation Boosts Entrepreneurs’ Confidence

Positive mental health acts as a catalyst that allows an individual to make bold and confident decisions in life. As an entrepreneur, you might have to take some tough and experimental decisions at any stage of your business. This is only achievable If you are mentally fit and by doing so you will also be able to see far-reaching results.


3. Entrepreneurs' Work Productivity Can Be Enhanced By Stable Mental Health


As an entrepreneur, you might need to set a standard for others through your performance. You need to always represent a better version of yourself among others. To accomplish the same, you need to be productive and progressive in your actions. An individual must maintain stable mental health to keep his thoughts balanced and his actions progressive. This stability contributes to improving the quality of your performance.


4. Good Mental Health Is Important For Coping With Adversity


Again, your journey of entrepreneurship has its ups and downs. You need to be a strong-headed personality who can handle this roller coaster ride with perfection. If you have mental clarity, it would be easier for you to cope with adversity. This is why good mental health should be your priority as an entrepreneur.


5. Maintaining Sound Mental Health Helps Entrepreneurs Make Meaningful Decisions


Making decisions is an invaluable aspect of being an entrepreneur. If you’re running a business or bankrolling a business, you need to be able to keep a clear head. Sadly, suffering through anxiety and depression issues will leave you feeling out of sorts. Your head might become muddled and this can negatively impact your decision-making process. If you wish to make the right decisions as an entrepreneur, then you’ll need to take care of your mental health.


Final Thoughts


Entrepreneurs face a lot of stress and pressure. Additionally, there are also times when our mental health is at risk because of the problems that come with business such as intense work hours or conflicts among co-workers. It can be challenging to deal with your daily life and still give 100% attention to what you do for your business.


One of the most pertinent things you should keep in mind is your mental health because it will affect how you do business tomorrow and for years to come. It’s also imperative for you to take time off work so you don’t burn out too soon or become unproductive because of a lack of sleep. In addition, impaired mental health hinders your ability to function as an entrepreneur, which is why it needs serious attention from everyone.


Visit Omu's website to learn more!


 

Omu Obilor, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Omu is an International Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and Thought Leader. Her mantra is “Living my best life," this she achieves by living Intentionally.


Her mission in life is to empower others to live their best life, curating the life they want for themselves.


As a founding member of the John Maxwell Team, she has mastered intentional living in personal and professional life.


She performs the role of Executive Director and National Trainer in Business Network International (BNI), which empowered her to master training networking.


Omu has, over the years, poured out her all into the lives of her clients. Walking them through the various transitions in life and mentoring them through the transformation. She is driven by her passion for helping individuals realize that it is possible to live the life they dream of.


Extremely passionate about Transformation in people, she works tirelessly to see this through.


Her approach is designed to increase awareness and accountability to increase morale and determine values.


She runs a mentor mind group for women looking to grow in their personal and professional lives. She also runs masterminds monthly, amongst others.

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