Many business owners are under the misguided perception that business success is based solely on an obsessive concentration on work. However, by exhausting all of your physical and mental resources on business growth at the total expense of time spent with family, friends, and on recreation, an entrepreneur risks a high chance of developing fatigue and depression. Moreover, according to entrepreneur.com, an individual with high levels of daily stress is also more vulnerable to suffering from headaches and upset stomachs.
In an effort to restore a healthier balance, professionals at the Mayo Clinic suggest that a business owner initially log their daily activities to determine which areas are lacking nourishment. Next, he or she should consciously allocate time each week for enjoyable activities such as jogging, golfing and listening to music, as well as for friendships and family. Highly ambitious by nature, entrepreneurs often experience feelings of guilt and self-criticism for spending any amount of time away from ‘the desk.’ However, excessive self-criticism for occasionally recharging your batteries by enjoying some well-earned rest will frequently prove counter-productive by diminishing work efficiency.