Don’t forget your mental health
As with many of our podcast episodes, talk also turned to the pressures and strains that running a business through 2020 has put on our mental health. And how important it is to look after yourself.
Matt describes how easy it is to come home at night and keep working on all that business admin, while Andy says you should always try to switch off your devices and take breaks. Get out and exercise.
Steve - a trained mental health first aider for Dulux Select Decorators - shares his own struggles with mental health, those faced by both his family and himself. Working alone for 8 to 10 hours a day is a big challenge, and it’s essential you speak to others.
That’s where the Select Forum has been so helpful for Steve, and the importance of talking with others is a view shared by all our guests. A source of support and advice, without any rivalry, it’s simply "nice to talk to others," says Steve. "It keeps you sane."
"It’s been incredible to watch how the Select Forum looks out for each other and has supported each other. It’s been seriously tough this year,"
To hear more about the highs and lows of 2020 and the challenges faced by businesses big and small, listen to the full podcast.
With the nights getting darker and a busy winter ahead, all our guests reiterated the importance of staying positive and focusing on the things that matter most to us - our families.
As Tony summed up nicely, it doesn’t matter what size of business you run - just make sure you all stay healthy, stay safe, and stay connected.
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