WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: RACHEL HILL
The Internet has made the world extremely small, and I have had the pleasure to connect with someone who makes the world seem even smaller with her many travels. Rachel helps people learn how to travel without breaking the bank and how to build profitable online brands. I had the opportunity to catch her in between adding stamps to her passport to learn how she adds good stress to her life.
HEY RACHEL, WHY EUSTRESSIN’?
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING/ HOW LONG?
I am a Travel Influencer and Digital Strategist
DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN YOUR PROFESSION?
All the time!
WHAT UNIQUE CHALLENGES DO YOU ENCOUNTER SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR JOB THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON YOUR MENTAL HEALTH THAT OTHERS MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT?
As an entrepreneur, you're dealing with lots of pressures. Some of these include:
- Working independently and not having an immediate team and network
- Staying motivated even when things don't go you're way
- Constantly battling multiple projects and managing balance
WHEN DID YOU REALIZE THAT YOU SHOULD ALSO CONSIDER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH WHEN TAKING ON DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES?
I left Corporate America because I was suffering from Anxiety Disorder and Depression. This led me to my passion and in my entrepreneurial journey, I make sure that my mental health is always a priority.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE THOSE STRESSORS ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS?
I start my day with prayer, meditation, journaling and my Top 3 important tasks to tackle for that day. A great start sets the tone for the day!
HOW DOES BEING MENTALLY HEALTHY HELP IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK OR ON THE JOB?
If I am filled up, then I can help others. I am able to be productive and efficient.
WHAT DOES EUSTRESS LOOK LIKE FOR YOU AT WORK? AT HOME/AWAY FROM WORK?
For me, Eustress includes taking breaks from work. I am also very self-aware and this allows me to be gentle with myself. This is essential.
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD TELL SOMEONE JUST STARTING IN YOUR PROFESSION OR A YOUNG PERSON WHO ASPIRES TO BE THE PROFESSIONAL THAT YOU ARE?
You must understand your boundaries and stick to them. Knowing that you cannot be everything to everybody, and that's okay.
HOW CAN PEOPLE CONTACT YOU FOR MORE INFORMATION?