Don't forget to put yourself first.

Running a business of your own can be rewarding and accomplishing, but like many things in life, it doesn’t come without challenges and hurdles.

As a business owner, you can encounter and face many different obstacles, some more difficult than others, and a general response to challenges is stress. Although stress is not considered a mental health condition, when stress becomes overwhelming and long-term it can certainly increase your risk of developing a mental health condition which can go undetected for a prolonged amount of time. Many business owners take on the burden of dealing with the sources of stress themselves which is simple enough to do, but the difficult part is knowing when and how to just put yourself first.

Here are a few early warning signs to look out for:

Here are some simple ways to deal with work related stress:

Stress is handled in many different ways, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to do it alone. There will always be someone that is willing to listen or lend a helping hand.

Here are some helpful links below:

Our Partner, Greg Quin, is an accredited Mental Health First Aider and has knowledge on how to provide initial help to a person who is developing a mental health problem or who is experiencing a mental health crisis, if the above is a concern of yours and you would like to speak further, please contact us on 08 9215 7900 for a cost and obligation free consultation.

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