One of the most important things for an entrepreneur’s mental health is to express his feelings, thoughts and emotions. The creation and writing of content plays a central role here. Whether you’re reading something that appeals to you or writing a compelling blog post, expressing yourself through content can help put a smile on your face and make you feel better about things.
Most business owners don’t spend as much time taking care of their sanity as they should. There will be many ups and downs in your career. These emotions can become stressful on your mind and body if you don’t learn to use them properly.
Here are four reasons why content expression is critical to healing, slowing, and grace when the going gets tough.
1. Content can be a form of self-expression
As an entrepreneur, you are often faced with uncertainty, doubt, fear, apathy and exhaustion, to name a few. Some days it feels like nobody is on your company’s side and everyone else has everything figured out. These days, some of us are trying to check out our website’s analytics to cheer up.
However, an even more liberating task is creating content. You are creating content to improve your business and reach more people’s lives. But there is something special that happens when you write with the intention of expressing your thoughts and feelings – you are opening a door.
Content is inherently personal, which means that content creators open up when they share their thoughts on a platform. Everything from the title of the post to the keywords to the content itself will help you understand who the author of this post really is. And as a business owner, this can be an important experience as others can empathize with you.
When considering what to write about and how to express yourself, the process of self-reflection is a valuable step to go through. You can ponder your blessings, evaluate what you have learned from the negative experiences, and make a plan for how to maintain the positive experiences you have had.
There are a few ways that self-reflection can help you with mental health healing. Reflecting on your experiences will help create clarity in feelings, thoughts, and emotions that will eventually lead to acceptance of what has happened or is happening without feeling overwhelmed by all of it. This process also leads people to find new things that they enjoy doing. Self-reflection is therapeutic and can be done anytime you feel the need to overcome overwhelming.
“When you write in a diary every day, you can focus on what you have achieved, what you are grateful for, and what you want to do better tomorrow. So enjoy your journey more deeply each day. “- – Hal Elrod
3. A sense of belonging and camaraderie
It is important to have a support network of people who will listen and understand what you are going through. When you blog or upload a video to YouTube, there are others who feel the same way and who feel connected to you.
When you put the time, attention, and thought into your writing it is amazing to have someone read what you wrote and comment on it, thanking you or expressing how they resonate with what you are going through . It’s hard to put into words how powerful it feels when someone who has had the same experience and reads your words reaches out for them. There is power in expression, but miracles happen when people bond through a similar experience.
4. Library of content that you can share with more people
Knowing what content to share with people can be very difficult as symptoms of mental disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.) vary from person to person. However, as you collect more and more content, it increases the number of articles or videos that readers can choose from depending on their specific purpose. It also creates your personal library of resources that you can share with different people you meet or with whom you come in direct contact.
As chaotic and distracting as social media can be, it can also be a beacon of hope with the right content. Lots of people share viral posts or content that interests them. Since your content is valuable and personal, the more you share it, the more likely it will be shared with the right audience.
You never know who is watching (reading)
Your content appeals to someone, and while they may not be actively engaged, their experience of your work will affect them. Remember the last time you watched TV: did everyone in the room have something entertaining to say?
You never know who is watching because someone is always reading your posts or watching your videos – even if they just flip through them. Because of this, it’s important to create content that is worth consuming in order not only to get you out of your funk, but to serve your audience as well. Be authentic and stay true to yourself. Make each post an opportunity to connect with the best of you and allow potential readers to connect with you.