On average, entrepreneurs sleep maybe six hours a night. An entrepreneur is always working or else the company will go down; this is their mentality.
Constantly they become physically and emotionally exhausted, and start to feel like they can’t do anything right.
It turns out, most research suggests you deal with being overworked in the same way you deal with any other stress. Just get a good night sleep, practice mindfulness, go for a run, hang out with your friends, listen to music and talk with people you trust about what’s worrying you.
There are three more specific tips that Makamba Online wants you to incorporate into your work life.
- Don’t mix work and personal life
Setting boundaries can be difficult for everybody. In 2004, a Harvard study found that the best thing you can do to be both a successful business person and a happy human is to set boundaries and stick to them. If you work from home, for example, it is not recommended to watch your favourite series while working. Time wasting and inappropriate work decisions are born in such moments. Essentially, keep physical spaces separate – work gets done at your work desk and nowhere else.
- Meditate on the purpose of your work
Meditating on the purpose of your work really helps you to have a clear focus of what needs to be done, what should be done and why it is important to yourself and the target market. It is more of practicing mindfulness. This will help you to re-centre your time and energy on what is important instead of on all the tiny tasks.
- Take more breaks during the day
We are talking about short breaks at work away from your work station/ desk. Have a step away from your computer, have lunch outside of the office or go for an afternoon run then your productivity increases at work. This is a counter to the common belief that you are most productive when you are working constantly.
These tips are helpful in keeping your head in a good place even when work gets stressful. We hope they can be likewise helpful to you.
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro