Lots of people say that you should work hard to reach success. They also say that the ore hours you work the better the outcome is. However, it is not rue at all. It will end up you being overworked instead because your body has its limit. Not to mention that there is more than just work hard to achieve success you aim for your business.
Nonstop hustle of running a business
Running your own business, you are required to do more because of more load work you need to handle. There are things you need to put in order so that your business will run smoothly. However, overworking and refusing to take breaks is not the best thing to do. In fact, you can take advantage of breaks and boost your productivity even more. So what kind of benefits you get from having breaks from non-stop hustle business?
Help improve your physical and mental health
Growing a business of your own requires you to focus on your goals. However, you may forget that your physical and mental health is more important than your business goals. You won’t be able to achieve those goals if your are not well both mentally and physically. Taking breaks is necessary so you have time to pause, rest, and evaluate. Overworking will only lead to high level of stress which can be harder to overcome the more you pile it up. Also, your body is not meant to work 24 hours.
Enjoy your life more
Running a business based on your passion or desire is beneficial because it makes you less prone to feeling bored or tired easily. However, there is a risk for you to overdo everything because you think it will fulfill your passion. Or, there is a risk that you hide inside stressful project. And it is not how you enjoy your life. Running business may need some sacrifices one in a while. However, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your whole life.
Improve your productivity
You can see the productivity of entrepreneurs who don’t have to sleep at all and those who still able to find time to take breaks properly. You can see that the second ones are more productive because they use breaks to recharge themselves with new energy. Meanwhile, the first ones don’t take advantage of breaks. Do not underestimate the power of short nap or stretching during your hectic day because those will make difference at how you function.
How to commit to those break times?
I can be challenging to commit to break times especially if you are used to overworking. However, it can happen with strong mind and consistency. The first thing you need to do is to make plan of when you can take break. Take control of your schedule and do not let it rule you. Choose the right activities to fill in during those breaks that will bring highest benefits for you. And do not forget to leave all the guild behind.