visual storyteller / entrepreneur / educator 

Raw Milk

Raw Milk is Beth Kirby's Instagram filter-free podcast for creative entrepreneurs where she gets raw, real, and sometimes ridiculous about what it really takes to build a life and business you love, live slow, travel more, make an impact, and make money while you do it.

WITH BETH KIRBY

Navigating Anxiety, Depression & Procrastination as a Creative Entrepreneur – with Beth Kirby

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, overwhelm, perfectionism, burnout or procrastination, you are NOT alone. The struggle is all too common, especially among creative entrepreneurs.

The key is to navigate the challenges and develop coping mechanisms so you can thrive despite the mental hurdles.

Today, I’m sharing the strategies I use to fight my own battle with fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. I discuss the importance of understanding your own patterns and regulating your energy accordingly as well as the value in connecting with other humans—friends, family or mental health professionals—when you start to feel overwhelmed.

I explain the danger in viewing mental health issues as a moral failing and offer insight around letting go of the all-or-nothing thinking that holds me back. Listen in to understand how I say ‘no’ without guilt or anxiety and learn about the deep connection between mental and physical health. 

 

What You Will Learn

  • How common it is for creatives to struggle with mental health 
  • How I fight fear, insecurity and uncertainty
    • Know myself (patterns, weaknesses)
    • Regulate energy accordingly
    • Overcome uncertainty
    • Connect with other humans
    • Let go of all-or-nothing thinking
    • Don’t try to fit a square peg into a round hole
  • My weaknesses around deadlines and overcommitting
  • The value of bringing in a mental health professional as necessary
  • Why mental health issues are NOT a moral failing or character flaw
  • How to overcome procrastination and ‘just start’
  • My strategies for coping when I’m really struggling
    • Rest, five-minute timer & list of ‘fires’
  • How to say ‘no’ without guilt or anxiety
  • The connection between mental and physical health 

 

Connect with Beth

Beth’s Website

Beth on Instagram

Beth on Pinterest

Beth on Twitter

Local Milk Blog

Local Milk on Facebook

Email hello@localmilkblog.com

 

Resources Mentioned

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

‘The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship’ in Inc.

Intentional Goal Setting Workbook

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Tonic Site Shop

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