12 Reads to Help You Understand the Importance of Mental Health as a Creative

There are two secrets to success: 1) hard work and 2) a strong mindset. The first one takes a long time no matter who you are, no matter what you do. However, there are always those people who seem to skyrocket to success, but I’m realizing this isn’t the case. The people who seem to succeed faster, with less “effort” have simply just learned to master their mindset earlier than the rest of us, which allows them to be fulfilled within each step of the journey. And by mindset, I don’t mean this fluffy space in your head that only has room for positivity where visualizing a rainbow magically zaps away any problematic struggle or situation. By mindset, I mean the strength of your mental space and developing mental toughness and emotional intelligence.

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Today is World Mental Health Day, and because there is no cause out there that I think is more important to raise awareness for (I lost my dad to suicide and I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression my entire life), I wanted to round up some of The Gem’s most powerful posts to help you understand your head space, improve your mental strength, and most importantly, reads that will help you see that you’re not alone in this battle:

1.) Noteworthy Ways Real Entrepreneurs Are Running a Business with Depression

2.) 10 Ways to Avoid the Loneliness of Being Your Own Boss

3.) Why Self-Doubt is Actually Necessary for Your Success

4.) The Mental Cost of Owning a Business That We Need to Talk About

5.) 9 Yoga Poses to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

6.) How My Mental Health Battle has Made Me a Better Person

7.) Structuring Your Daily Routine to Promote Strong Mental Health

8.) Battling Depression Encouraged Me to Become an Entrepreneur

9.) 3 Questions to Help You Overcome Perfectionism and Improve Your Mental Health

10.) 7 Strategies for Living and Coping with Bipolar Disorder

11.) The Do’s & Do Not’s of Making it Through a Rough Patch

12.) How to Keep Going When You Just Can’t Keep Going

There is so much support out there for you, Gem. 1 in 3 entrepreneurs lives with depression. Together, we can help each other stay strong by speaking out about the importance of mental health awareness. Know that getting the help you need medically, professionally, and communally is a sign of strength, never weakness.

Start a conversation, save a life.

There are two secrets to success: 1) hard work and 2) mental strength // Mental Health Matters