One of the most well guarded secrets of entrepreneurs is: Depression.
A startup malaise is all too common. There are ridiculous amounts of stress and work involved with starting a new business, and “leaving a dent in the universe” (a common Silicon Valley mantra). Cases of panic, anxiety, and burnout are frequent and often go undiagnosed.
If you’re struggling with depression now, please seek help.
If you’re feeling on top of things, and you’re an entrepreneur, it’s a good idea to make plans in advance to help you recognise burnout.
What habits can you put into place to help reduce your anxiety? How will you recognise burnout if it shows up?