Working too hard does not make you spectacular.
It is common notion that entrepreneurs should work all day, through the night, nonstop. They say that it is wrong for them to take breaks because they have a few too many responsibilities. People who believe this certainly don’t realize that taking rest is extremely important because a clear mind is an efficient mind. An overworked mind is an irritated, exhausted mind that can’t process information or come up with solutions to even simple problems.
Quantity Does Not Increase Quality
The more you work, the less efficient you get. Believe it or not, research has proven that after a few hours of continuous work, your productivity starts decreasing. If you continue working for long hours each and every day you will not be able to contribute to your company’s growth at all.
Sleeplessness Kills Efficiency
Lack of sleep will put unnecessary pressure on your body and mind. When you don’t sleep well you will feel extremely tired and weak. In such a situation you obviously wont be able to work properly.
Your Mood Will Be Affected
When you overwork you will be in an awful mood. When the leader’s mood is bad, it will travel fast throughout the office and everyone will have a gloomy, unproductive day. Plus, by working continuously you are being a bad leader because your employees will be expected to be like you. They will follow your lead and if you work continuously, their worth will also be measured by how many hours they work per day. That is bad company culture.
Your Will Become Indecisive
Not sleeping well and working continuously will impair your decision-making skills. You will not be able to judge and you will definitely not be able to make the right decisions.
Your Relationships Will Be Affected
It is not unheard of, of relationships being broken and of marriages ending in divorce because one of them overworks. Even when you take time out for them you will be cranky, tired, and distracted. That won’t help your case at all.
Thus, by overworking you will destroy your professional life as well as your personal life. If you are not convinced yet, you should know that only recently people were shocked by the news of a young girl dying of exhaustion. She worked for many hours straight and once she finally went to sleep, she never woke up!
Being hardworking is one thing but working too much for days together can be taxing not just physically but also mentally. The human body needs rest in order to function properly and if you can’t provide that, you will become highly inefficient and unproductive.