Start-Up and Entrepreneur Wellbeing Is Being Neglected

Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Start-Up and Entrepreneur Wellbeing Is Being Neglected

  • 24 Jun 2022
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    We’ve all read the marketing and seen the initiatives in our own workplaces, and employee mental health and wellbeing is a big topic and also big business at the moment.

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  • EA (employee assistance and wellbeing) programs dominate the workplace, and yet we seldom hear of entrepreneurial and business support for the wellbeing and mental health of those who run their own businesses. With the small business sector being as important as it is for the overall economy, it is essential that we begin to take the health of those in the sector more seriously.

    Accept that there is stress inherent in being a business owner

    Starting a business is one of the most stressful things that you can do, and the sooner that you realize and accept this, the sooner that you will be able to work your way through this or manage it. You will need to put strategies in place, and in fact, the founders of small businesses should have a very clear risk assessment conducted in this regard and have mitigating actions in place to deal with such. The point is to expect that starting a business will be one of the most stressful business activities to undertake and then plan accordingly.

    Rest and hobbies are essential

    There is no way that you can always work at your best without the right amount of rest and recuperation. One of the proven aspects of entrepreneurial life is that rest and relaxation can indeed increase productivity. So, relax, find a hobby and non-work-related pastime that you enjoy and look to practice or enjoy it as much as is possible. Whether it is playing at your favorite online casino in Australia or chess with your online pals, regardless of the hobby or pastime, it needs to be relaxing and consistently provide for a good time.

    Have a business mentor

    The stress intrinsic to starting a business are not unique, and as such, there will be others who have been through it and will be able to help you through. Provide strategies and ideas as to how to overcome and succeed. Understanding that you are not alone and that there are others who have overcome the self-same business start-up stress will go a long way to making you stronger and more well prepared.

    Slow down

    As an entrepreneur, there are going to be so many different priorities and strains on your time that you need to be able to just slow down and do one thing at a time. Slowing down allows you to reflect on what has happened and how the business is running and be better prepared for the next series of tasks that you have lined up.

    Being able to start and then run a successful business over the long term is not easy, and as such, there will be high amounts of stress to contend with. The tips, as mentioned and briefly discussed in this article, will allow you to start dealing with such business start-up stress as soon as possible.