Of the 242 entrepreneurs surveyed, 49% reported having a mental-health condition. Depression was the No. 1 reported condition among them and was present in 30% of all entrepreneurs, followed by ADHD (29%) and anxiety problems (27%). That’s a much higher percentage than the US population at large, where only about 7% identify as depressed.
Again, startup life is a roller coaster. Sometimes I feel really down that I do not even want to talk to anyone. This is also the reason why I run, write and do yoga. Running gives me a clear mind. Every Saturday, I run at MR with a few other entrepreneurs. During the run, we let go and talk about what is really fucking us up in our startup life. Things that when you tell another friend who is not in the startup scene would not understand.
I write. I write to let go and to share my thoughts. Like this very article here. No one might be reading but I’m sharing, at least letting go some of the steam within me.
I do yoga. It helps me build up strength both physically and mentally. Initially, I always thought that yoga was a hipster thing, but after practicing it for a while. I can vouched it is not, it is something better. It gives you a clear mind and stretches your body too.