The world of entrepreneurship and/or freelancing is rife with the reputation of people feeling burnt out, and not for lack of proof. One in five American adults has a mental illness, and 49 percent of entrepreneurs fall into that pool. When you work for yourself—setting your own schedule, deadlines and hours of availability—it’s easy to lose focus on when you should sprint and when you should rest. Here are some tips to help maintain your inner balance and keep tabs on your mental health while on the grind.
Note: These pertain to issues related to overworking and exhaustion. If you’re experiencing other serious mental health symptoms, please consult a mental health professional.