"Possessing everything and not keeping good health will be a disaster and every other thing become useless."
~ Dr. Vishnu Bharath Alampalli
When we are excited about our new business venture, we tend not to think about our health's importance to success. Plus, if we are doing something we love, it only adds to this excitement tenfold and further distracts us from thinking about our health!
After going to bed at night, we're eager to get up in the morning to continue working on our business. Getting to work is the only thing on our minds. We have so many great ideas to implement before we forget. So much to do! So much fun!
When it comes to growing your business, energy and enthusiasm are critical components to your success. While it is an essential component to your business to make progress and grow, it is not worth it to do it at the expense of your health and well-being.
"Health is the bedrock upon which all other aspect of human endeavor is based." ~ Evarah Abdukadir
Also, most women are not just running a new business only. They are managing their family, their relationships, their homes, and so much more. Adding to their list of responsibilities also adds to their stress levels; if not managed can override any progress made in their business and their lives.
Stress is sneaky and invasive. It can build up over time. If you are not aware of it, it can wipe away your excitement and replace it with burnout.
If you can relate to this, you are not alone. As their business grows, many women entrepreneurs begin to feel more and more stressed, overwhelmed, and burned out. This leads to them quitting before they get started. To avoid this, you need to manage your stress and health as you go along.
Here are the sections of this post:
Health Management: Why You Need It
"What's the point of making all this money if you are too sick (or dead) to enjoy it?" ~Unknown
When your stress spirals out of control, what happens?
Mental health issues like depression and anxiety
Disruptions in regular eating and sleeping
Impaired cognitive function and memory loss
Cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease
Weakened immune system
Conditions such as acid reflux and ulcers
Stress can lead to all of these issues if you don't manage it properly. Long-term physical effects can be particularly harmful and even life-threatening.
Identify the Symptoms of Stress
Keep your vitality. A life without health is like a river without water. Maxime Lagacé
Our problem is that we usually do not even realize when we are getting stressed. It is important to learn to recognize the symptoms of stress in yourself and understand how stress manifests itself.
Symptoms may include: