Why home service business owners shouldn’t “ghost” their mental mealth

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As a home service business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Between managing employees, keeping up with the demand of customers, and making sure your business is running smoothly and efficiently, your mental health could be something that’s on the back burner. It can seem like a daunting task and one that is most often neglected. Since October is National Depression and Mental Health Awareness and Screening Month, we’ve got you covered on how you can take care of your mental well-being and your business this month.

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What is ghosting your mental health?

When we ghost our mental health, we are ignoring our mental health needs in favor of other things. We might do this because we think we don’t have time to deal with our mental health, or because we’re afraid of what will happen if we stop and take a look at our mental state.

Whatever the reason, ignoring our mental health is only going to make things worse.

In recent years, more and more professionals have been ghosting their mental health. They may take extended periods of time off. While this may seem like a harmless way to cope with your mental health issues, the reality is that it can have some serious consequences. 

Why is ghosting your mental health bad for business?

There are a few reasons why ghosting your mental health can be bad for business. When we’re not taking care of ourselves mentally it can affect our physical health as well. This can lead to being absent or having decreased productivity at work.

Additionally, if our mental health issues are left unchecked, they can impact our relationships. This can lead to even more stress and conflict in our lives, which can negatively affect our work performance. 

Falling behind at work

If you’re taking extended time off, you may fall behind, and catching up can seem like an even bigger task. You can also be under a lot of pressure to perform well since you’ve been away for so long.

This can lead to even more anxiety and stress, which will only compound your existing mental health issues. 

The scary reality

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population.

That means that out of every five people, one of them is struggling with an anxiety disorder. Yet, despite how common it is, anxiety is still widely misunderstood and often goes untreated.

One of the biggest problems with anxiety is that it can be difficult to manage on your own. As a business owner, if you’re constantly worrying about your business and mental health, it can be easy to spiral into a state of depression or anxiety.

This is why it’s so important to seek out professional help if you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. A therapist can help you learn how to manage your anxiety and stress in a healthy way, which can make a world of difference in your life.

How to keep you and your business running 

HCP Assist

If you’re looking for solutions like answering services to keep your team running while you’re away, HCP Assist has got you covered. No longer worry about missing calls or having your team slow down while you’re away. You can stay up to date with the status of each call and meet the busy demands of the season with less stress. 

Taking breaks

Taking breaks while on the job or off the job can be an important tool to take care of your mental health. Making sure you’re taking time away from the job can help you stay energized and put in the best work you can when you get back.

Not only should you take breaks because it will help keep you energized, but taking a break away from a tedious task can help you hit the ground running when you start it up again.

Scheduling software

When you’re caring for your mental health, you shouldn’t have to scramble to schedule new jobs. With tools like scheduling software, you can maximize bookings even when you’re not on the job. Organize your calendar on the go or even get notifications from your team.

Vehicle GPS tracking

If you’re worried about efficiency when you’re away, worry not. With vehicle GPS tracking, you can always know your techs are on the way with tracking software built right into each vehicle. Save money and decrease liability with the solution to tracking your vehicle maintenance and health. 

Project management tools (BuildBook)

Attracting new clients shouldn’t stress you out— it should be simple. BuildBook makes it easy for clients to find you. With features like built-in lead capture, construction client management, and daily logs, work will be easier than ever. 

Managing your work and mental health

We understand you want to keep your business and mental health going in the right direction. With tools like scheduling and project management, we’ve made it easier to focus on your mental health and your business without losing momentum. 

Your mental health is just as important as running your business. As a business owner, taking care of your mental health is the first step to having a business that works even when you take time off. 

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