The self-employed’s guide to mental wellness
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 15, 2020
From the outside, it might seem like not much has changed for those who’ve always worked at home and been self-employed. But, the pandemic has changed life for all of us, whatever our work situation and those who are self-employed may find themselves suffering from added stress, anxiety, and loneliness that regular employed folks can perhaps avoid thanks to regular check-ins with colleagues, and the stability of a regular paycheck. Here are some tips on how to help mitigate the negative mental health effects of the pandemic on your self-employed life.
If you’re struggling to stay motivated - a common problem that many people are facing right now - setting out your day can help ensure you meet goals, and do all the things that you need to stay healthy and productive.
As we get deeper into winter and face more time than we’d like to confined to our homes, getting regular exercise and checking on where we are at with our mental health becomes vitally important.
One thing that’s guaranteed right now is that if you read, watch, or listen to the news you’re going to hear about some negative news. Limiting your consumption is no-doubt going to help your mood.
If much of your life pre-pandemic involved heading out to bars and restaurants, and plenty of socializing with friends, it can be hard to see how you’ll fill your time without those things. Taking up a new hobby can really help, especially if it is something you’ve always thought you’d like to try but never got around to. Studies have shown that hobbies can lower blood pressure and stress, as well as provide a host of other benefits.
As a self-employed person, the buck stops, and starts, with you. Investing money into your mental and physical health is essential, and fortunately purchasing health insurance is a tax-deduction that’ll help you navigate many situations that you may find yourself in. Knowing that you’re covered by self-employed health insurance will help you deal with health issues without the added stress and worry of affording the care you need.