FindItMore | Whether you are a small business owner or a company CEO, you’re probably used to eating stress for breakfast, because you need to stay on top of things, decide on important matters and make sure that everyone is on the same page.
However, no matter how good you are at managing your stress, it can still take a toll on your health, not to mention your personal relationships.You may not experience the consequences by now, but you might in the long run if you won’t strive for a work-life balance.
According to CNN, being a CEO should come with a health warning. In the same article, Author Steve Tapp in discussed his book “The Secrets of CEOs” wherein he interviewed more than one hundred global CEOs and discovered that approximately two-thirds of the respondents are overworked, over stressed, and exhausted.
If left unaddressed, these problems can lead to health issues which will not only affect your personal life but could also put your most-prized business ventures at risk as well.
In worse cases, it may progress to serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, depression, and alcoholism. Most of these conditions are mainly caused by high cortisol levels triggered by lack of quality rest,and too much stress build up.
Poor work-life balance may also affect your relationship with your partner or your family because working long hours may eat up the time that you should be spending with them.
Moreover, work stress may have a spillover-crossover effect in your home.According to Psychology Today,spillover happens when you bring your work stress at home.
As a result, your mind is still wandering off to the office, making you mentally absent at home while crossover happens when the work stress you brought home is already affecting another person inside your home. It can be your spouse or your children, that may absorb your stress when you interact with them.
On the other hand, a good work-life balance will improve your mood,health, and well-being and increase your productivity as well. Having that said, a little time off will go a long way, so don’t hesitate to slip one into your schedule.
Here are the key takeaways of the infographic from Business Coaches Sydney which details tips on finding a balance as a small business owner or a company CEO:
- Take on a CEO mindset
- Train and trust your managers
- Schedule time away
To learn more about this, check out the infographic.