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:
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.