The role of an entrepreneur is full-time and, often, 24/7. Unlike working in an office, entrepreneurs are responsible for every aspect of their business, from making payroll to marketing and sales. Keeping up with the demands of clients and employees while also focusing on growth can leave little time for yourself.
While the hustle culture glorifies overworking, it’s not healthy nor productive. You’re not supposed to work for 16 hours a day and be able to keep that up for years. You’re supposed to create the best work you can and cherish time with family and friends, too.
Moreover, overworking wouldn’t lead to success. Health and wealth come hand in hand. Here are the reasons why maintaining overall well-being is necessary for entrepreneurial success.
Regular Exercise Builds Endurance & Immunity
As an entrepreneur, your body is under constant pressure–going to set point A, then turning around and going back to Point B. While this could mean that you’re walking a lot more than you would at other jobs, it’s still the same amount of work. Think about walking upstairs for hours. The first few are easy, but after a while — even if you make it to Point C or Point D — you feel exhausted.
Regular exercise builds endurance to help you go through all those points without tiring out quickly. It also keeps your immune system strong so you don’t get sick as often, which could keep you away from work for too long because of illness-related reasons. Couple that with healthy lifestyle choices and you’re on the road to success.
Eating Healthy Gives You Energy
You can’t perform at your best if you’re tired and hungry all the time, which is why it’s important to include healthy meal choices in your daily diet. These meals should be balanced with complex carbohydrates, lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. In other words, choose a plate that looks like it’s been painted by an artist — not just the usual three or four ingredients from a fast food joint.
The healthier your body is, the better you feel overall because energy levels are high and concentration is sharpened. This way, you spend less time sleeping so you could do more things each day. Plus, entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibilities to take care of every day so being energetic helps a lot!
Sleeping At Least Eight Hours a Night Creates Mental Clarity
You can’t defeat your competition unless you have a clear head. You need to think about what you’re doing and be able to receive thousands of ideas for new projects, make quick decisions on where to put your next marketing dollars, and connect with clients on social media.
Most entrepreneurs are sleep deprived because they don’t set time boundaries between their personal life and the business world. They also stay up late, so they could work more in order to meet deadlines.
Lack of sleep makes it harder for the mind to focus one thing at a time so you will feel overwhelmed with stress and fatigue. This affects how you make decisions and react to problems and become short-tempered.
Sleep deprivation also increases the likelihood of making errors because you’re not thinking as clearly. Lack of sleep can even lead to severe health conditions such as depression, heart disease, obesity, stroke, and more. In other words, getting the recommended eight hours of quality sleep every night keeps you on top of your game as an entrepreneur!
Maintaining Health Improves Discipline
Discipline is necessary to curb cravings for french fries, pizza, and other unhealthy meals. Discipline is also necessary to go to a dental clinic at least twice a year and maintain a daily oral health routine.
Maintaining good health requires discipline which will be needed in running a successful business. As an entrepreneur, you are the boss. There’s no one to keep you in check but yourself. You can go to and leave work any time you want, but discipline makes sure that you will be present when your staff, customers, and your business needs you. Discipline will guarantee that you are using your time productively, not idling or scrolling through social media when you should be working.
In order to complete everything necessary for your business, you need help from your staff. But your employees want to deal with a boss who has full control of their faculties all throughout the day.
Without good health, you won’t be successful at anything. You can’t make money if your body doesn’t work properly — let alone motivate yourself to battle the everyday obstacles that come with working for yourself! So, start off on the right foot by eating well and exercising regularly. With discipline, you’ll achieve entrepreneurial success sooner than you think!