Being an entrepreneur comes with its challenges and it’s quite easy to get caught up in a groove.
When you’re most busy, that groove usually looks like a work-sleep-repeat. Although it seems necessary at times in order to get your business out there, it’s not advisable to overdo it; as it poses a threat to your level of productivity and your overall health.
If your daily routine involves only working and sleeping, you’re making a huge mistake. The human body is very sensitive, and it’s crucial to make sure your body and brain get enough rest.
Here’s a sneak peek at how to make it happen for you.
The Bottom of the Problem
No matter how strong and capable the human body is, it is still not indestructible. There a limit as to how much pressure our bodies and brain can handle.
Some people believe it’s only sport-related activities are the only factors that cause our bodies to shut down, but in actuality, our bodies are very prone to be affected by several factors that aren’t sport-related.
Michael Taft, a freelance writer and meditation teacher reported in an interview that “In a normal working day in modern America, there’s a sense of so much coming at you at once, so much to process that you just can’t deal with it all.” He recommends long hours of mindful meditation. Although you may not feel it is your best option, something must be done before you’re severely affected.
According to a survey conducted by LexisNexis in 2010 involving 1,700 workers in the United States, South Africa, China, Australia, and the United Kingdom, it was discovered that employees in every market experience a breaking point where they can no longer process the information they receive.
Despite the fact that the European Union allows its employees 20 days of paid vacation annually, the U.S. government, however, has no federal law guaranteeing employees a certain amount of time off each year. Some employees were lucky enough to get 10 days off per year. Other had to pool their savings for their vacation days for years in order to maximize their use.
But then again, the employee is definitely not at fault. According to Harris’s Interactive survey, it was reported that while Americans gets 10 days off per year (on average), the average employee has approximately nine unused vacation days at the conclusion of each year. Moreover, when an employee takes some time off, the individual is likely to feel obliged to do his job whilst away from the office.
Some of you may ask what that implies. Well, in simple terms, this means that the average American is exhausting himself too much and as a result, the person’s overall wellbeing is affected. To make matter even worse, some push themselves beyond their limit just to be admired within the workforce. Yes! It is important to work hard, but what’s more important is making sure your health is not affected, thus reducing your level of productivity.