Many entrepreneurs say that sleep is not necessary that it is only for the dead. However, it is important to remember that when it comes to business, productivity is one of the ultimate prize. Productivity is not the result of overworking. In fact, overworking can decrease the level of your productivity because your body has its limit.
Why overworking is not the right ingredients for success
You overwork yourself to the point where you eat and sleep less. Your objective is to increase productivity by shortening your own needs. However, it doesn’t work that way. Being productive is not equal to being overworked. You may reach some goals by overworking but it is not sustainable at all. You will end up with exhausted body and less-focused mind. In this condition, you won’t be able to reach your fullest potential. You may end up getting sick indeed. You can work hard but make sure to give yourself a limit so you won’t end up with a burnout and not fall victim to overwork.
Here are several tips to prevent yourself from overworking:
Have a good rest
Rest is important for every human being. Sleep truly can change your life and business. Lack of sleep won’t guarantee your success but having enough sleep means your body can function better during the day to accomplish various goals you have set. Track your sleep habits to ensure you are well-rested. Sleep six to seven hours at night so your body can recover better. Sleep is also the time when your immune system is built. You can also take a nap during the day for about fifteen to twenty minutes.
Find a release for your stress
Being an entrepreneur makes you more prone to stress because you have many responsibilities to fulfill on daily basis. There are things you need to accomplish yet you only have one brain and body. Stress are sometimes inevitable even though you know the cause of the problems. What you need to minimize the impact of being stressed is know how to release it. Piled up stress can be dangerous for your physical and mental well-being. Physical activities such as sports can help a lot in releasing your stress. Moving your body will help clear your head to focus more and improve your stamina.
Get connected to your beloved ones
Your personal life can affect your habit in working. There are entrepreneurs who tend to overwork themselves when they face problems at home or with their personal life. Some of them may bury themselves into working more hours due to lack of connection with their loved ones such as families and friends. Therefore, it is important for you to connect with your beloved. Make time to strengthen the connection by having a phone call, video call, or text messages. The connection can make you a happier person. You will realize that working more hours will probably damage your relationship with the people you love because the connection is strained.