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How Non-Stop Hustle and Grind Is Bad for Your Mind Why your current workflow may be hurting you and your business.

By Meiyoko Taylor Edited by Bill Schulz

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No successful entrepreneur is a stranger to hard work, but the resulting hustle-and-grind mindset can cause more harm than good.

The problem lies when this pursuit begins to throw everything off-balance and you begin to neglect other important areas of your life...

Your physical health

Eating fast food is common for people who are always working because it's easily accessible. The same products can easily lead you down a path or high blood pressure and a host of other health conditions.

Additionally, cranking out eighteen hour days is not going to give you the amount of shut-eye you need. Power naps restore energy allowing you to be refreshed, re-energized and ready to win the day.
Related: 10 Ways to Combat SAD

Your relationships

If your busy putting everything into your business, you won't have time to develop new contacts or nurture the ones you already have . While you may be achieving public success as an entrepreneur, you'll become a private failure in your personal life. Healthy relationships with like-minded people are crucial to our well-being. We look to provide a great lifestyle and to leave behind a legacy for our future generations.

If you are consumed with work, these very relationships will be headed for disaster. Success is so much sweeter when you have the people who you love by your side. We must never lose site of that but you're going to if you're caught up in hustling your way to the top and ignoring everything else.
Related: How Smart Scheduling Can Curb Burnout at Work

Your mental health

Failure is how we develop the skills needed to create success and the hustle and grind mindset can lead to a lot of losses. Nobody really talks about the toll this can take on your mental health if you're not keeping your mind strong.

As an entrepreneur your emotions are challenged each day. Many become discouraged, depressed or frustrated. After time this will lead to mental exhaustion because you're not feeding your brain with the positivity, knowledge and perspective needed to face future obstacles.

You can avoid all of these possible pitfalls by achieving a healthy balance in all the areas we've discussed.
Related: How to Actually Be Your Most Positive Self

Meiyoko Taylor

Business & Branding Strategist Celebrity Transformation Coach

Meiyoko Taylor is a two-time bestselling author and a business and branding strategist. He continues to help CEOs, entrepreneurs, business professionals, public figures and industry leaders create movements and turn their expertise into a six- to eight-figure business.

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