Do these 3 things to avoid the serious health risks of running your own businesses

Published May 26 2021 at 2:13 PM GMT
  • Entrepreneurs take pride in their heavy workloads and all-nighters.
  • But new research suggests that this lifestyle negatively impacts their health, work quality, and businesses.
  • “If you’re always working and always ‘on,’ that can impair recovery and eventually harm a host of well-being outcomes,” says coauthor Jeff Gish, assistant professor of management at the University of Central Florida.
  • The researchers widely reviewed the literature on well-being and stress in entrepreneurship, finding that entrepreneurs face the unique stresses of uncertainty mixed with resource and staff constraints, and that “the number and intensity of stressors can pose a real threat to well-being and health.” The word that appears 190 times in the study is recovery, which is something of a panacea to entrepreneurs, because it reduces dozens of mood, health, and productivity risks by simply lessening the constant wear-and-tear on entrepreneurs’ minds and bodies.
  • Entrepreneurs are not known for napping.



  • Published May 26, 2021 2:13 PM GMT