Self Care November 1, 2020

13 Ways on How Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Loneliness

Ilona Dee @ilonacodes

Most of us, entrepreneurs, especially solopreneurs, feel lonely at numerous stages of our journey. Perhaps constantly, if we don't have a great support network and good, stoic mental health.

In this case, the best thing entrepreneurs can do is accept that their journey will often be lonely.

Then find ways to stay connected with people:

‣ have other hobbies/interests
‣ make time for people
‣ develop a system of values that is true and essential.
‣ and more and more...

My first months of entrepreneurship were a dream come true. And it still is! I learn new things every day and start clearly to differentiate between being busy and being productive to regain my life balance day-to-day.

In fact, entrepreneurs are notoriously lonely people; however, it doesn't have to be that way! And here are those things that can help you to overcome the "loneliness" challenge:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/09/23/feeling-isolated-13-ways-to-combat-loneliness-in-entrepreneurship/?sh=7ceb639f6e7a

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    One of the things they forgot is "Get a DOG" - I literally have no idea what I would do without my two dogs, with all the stress I've encountered in the last few months.

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      Totally agreed! Having a furry best friend 🐶 can reduce stress and bring support when times get tough.

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      That's lovely, and you're quite right. Sadly I think a lot of solopreneurs in particular live in built-up areas, so it's difficult for them to do so. It's sad, though, because so many people with day jobs have dogs, and they're lonely (the dogs, that is).

      Hmm. Maybe there's room for a service specifically connecting WFH solopreneurs with people who need dogsitting - both parties get therapeutic benefits from company. This is probably a post-COVID idea though.

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    Most of us, entrepreneurs, especially solopreneurs, feel lonely at numerous stages of our journey.

    This is a severe understatement.

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      That's an under-understatement ;-)

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