#57 Protecting your mental health when running a business

October 9, 2019

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Welcome to episode 57 of Shoot Edit Chat Repeat, the podcast for people photographers & creative entrepreneurs. Hosted by two leading UK portrait photographers, Vicki Knights & Eddie Judd.

Today is Mental Health Awareness Day, so we have a special episode for you. We invited our lovely friend and business coach, Emily Hodge for a chat about how we can protect our mental health when running a business.

A 2018 study showed that 58% of entrepreneurs have suffered with their mental health, and 55% said that running a business negatively affects their mental health.

We wanted to dive into this a bit further and talk through the factors that the entrepreneurs stated that negatively affect their mental health. Things such as workload, isolation, lack of support, positivity pressure, money & failure. We discuss our experiences, and give suggestions and tips to help. 

You can see Emily Hodge’s website here.


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Mental Health charities mentioned:

MIND 
Heads Together
Calm
The Samaritans 
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Thank you to The Design Space for sponsoring this episode. Click here for lots of free information about how to be the boss of your own website and for 20% off all their products.

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Our Repeat Recs for this week:

Vicki – Daylio app, Happy Place podcast

Yoga You Tubers – Yoga with Adriene, Cat Meffan, Boho Beautiful, Fiji McAlpine

Eddie – Positive Planner book, Cycle tracking app Clue, podcast Hormonal

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