Entrepreneurship and Health – Episode 14

Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurial Dash Ep14: Entrepreneurship and Health

 

Entrepreneurship is definitely not for everyone. Many people want to become an entrepreneur but not everyone is cut out for it. A lot of people entering the business world are not aware of the toll that entrepreneurship can take on their physical and mental well-being.

According to many studies, entrepreneurship is more prone to health problems. The stress of running a business often leads to sleepless nights and a lot of anxiety. It is often hard for entrepreneurs to set aside time for themselves. Sometimes, entrepreneurs end up neglecting other important areas of their lives.

Health and entrepreneurship are often not connected in any way. But we will see here that health and entrepreneurship go hand in hand and affect the other. The way we eat and drink, the way we work and the way we exercise can all affect our mindset and therefore our business and our success as an entrepreneur.

The way we eat and drink has the biggest impact on our health. It is our choice whether we want to drink a coffee, a beer, or a glass of water. Yet we should consider the effect that the things we consume have on our mind and body.

If we exercise and eat healthily we will improve our health and therefore our mindset and our level of happiness. But we also need to work smart to make sure we don’t forget to relax and enjoy ourselves and our family and friends.

Health is a huge concern in the world of entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly on the go, juggling meetings, calls, emails, and projects. Many startups are even getting into the habit of eating out, which doesn’t help. Even worse, entrepreneurs are more likely to smoke than the average person.

According to the National Business Group on Health, entrepreneurs are also more likely to drink, show signs of depression, and not exercise than the average person. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, “The World Health Organization estimates that mental illness costs the global economy $1 trillion annually.” Entrepreneurs are more likely to work long hours than the average worker, and they are less likely to take vacations.

According to a recent study conducted by DePaul University, 80% of small business owners in the US suffer from a chronic illness. This is a staggering number and a challenge to the commonly held view that entrepreneurs are a breed of super-humans with the ability to overcome any obstacle.

The truth is, entrepreneurs are just like any other person, and they are vulnerable to the same health issues. If you’re an entrepreneur, it’s vital to take care of your health, so you can take care of your business.

Health and well-being is an important issue for everyone, but it’s especially important for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs don’t have the luxury of working in the comfort of an office for eight hours a day and then going home to relax and spend time with their families.

Entrepreneurs tend to work long and irregular hours and spend quite a lot of time working remotely. All of this can take a toll on your health and well-being.

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In this episode, Shailesh offers tips and insights into staying healthy so as to avoid mental stress. That’s one of the most important things you can do for your business and yourself.

He encourages you to give yourself regular physical check-ups to stay healthy. As far as mental health goes, he recommends remaining active in your free time with hobbies where you can be creative like cooking or quilting for example. Also, it’s wise to keep moving even when things aren’t going well at work because there are plenty of disappointments in life that we all have to deal with but the key is not letting them take up too much space, especially if they aren’t under our control.

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