A lack of sleep can cause mental health problems.
On my own journey of creating the freelancer business I have today, I have overcome many obstacles.
- Sleepless Nights
- Juggling Time With Family
From overcoming these experiences, I have created 4 strategies to calm your mind from anxiety and have a deep full sleep. Deep sleep that leaves you re energised for the day ahead.
By using tools and creating a plan, you can overcome mental health problems. Creating a business that you love that fits around your life.
Sleep is essential for mental health. We all know about getting 8 hours sleep a night.
How many of us actually do get the full 8 hours?
Do you lye in bed with your eyes closed just thinking about your money or what jobs you need to do the next day? Or do you get a full deep sleep that leaves you feeling re energised for the next day?
Sleep and Mental Health Problems
If you are not getting a full nights sleep then it can lead to mental health problems including anxiety and depression. In 2019, we are becoming more and more aware of what happens when mental health problems are not treated.
As you can see looking after your mental health is important. Being an entrepreneur is a life full of highs and lows, wearing your mental health down.
My Own Journey And Mental Health Problems
Starting my virtual assistant business and launching my career as a freelancer, I was filled with excitement. The world was all of a sudden opening up to me with lots of different opportunities. Excited I wanted to explore it all and meet a new group of people who were just like me.
This excitement is what kept on driving me forward, even if I got the odd rejection here and there. Achieving any win, no matter how big or small was always pushing me to achieve more.
Costs Of Wanting More
Ultimately wanting to achieve more costed me. Costing me time with my daughter and my mental health.
Time with my daughter suffered as I was just spending as much time as possible on my laptop. Convincing myself that the more I do, the more she will benefit in the future. As time went on she did not get any quality time with me and I lost my big reason why.
Why I started my career as a freelancer. So I could enjoy time with her now when she is a child. Everything I just was not doing.
My mental health suffered as I was getting more and more anxious. Anxious if people were reading my emails, visiting my website and engaging with my social media posts.
All of this resulted in not being able to sleep properly and fixated on every stat there is. Here are 4 strategies I took to start changing my behaviour.
Changing my behaviour was essential to saving my relationship with my daughter and my mental health. I did this by taking a look at my business and changing my business model. Going from a virtual assistant to a blogger. Having a blog that helps businesses to grow.
With my blog, I knew that with a content creation plan and a simple marketing plan, I could create blogs during school hours. Thus helping me and my daughter to spend more quality time together. Now we are smiling more and enjoying the time we have together more.
Starting a blog has helped my mental health so much and I am glad I started it. So do what makes you happy and fits with the life you want to live. Do not become another statistic as the ones mentioned earlier.
As you can see sleep is vital to saving your mental health. You want to build the business of your dreams. A business that is going to fit around you and your life.
Remember you have chosen to escape the 9-5 rat race. Being able to spend more time doing what you love. Spend more time with friends and family. Live life on your terms not somebody else’s.
Create a plan and stick to it using tools (listed below) so you are more productive.
What are you going to do to switch off from work and save your mental health? Let me know in the comments below.