The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) reports that 58% of Canadians experience ‘overload’ due to the multiple roles they have to play. If only small business owners were asked whether they felt overloaded with business and personal responsibilities the percentage would undoubtedly be far higher.
Running a small business is not a 9 to 5 job, and the demands of the business are often 24×7. While entrepreneurs thrive on the mostly positive stress of running a business – in fact it may even improve their efficiency and metal acuity – at some point stress becomes harmful.
The CMHA provides four signs that indicate the juggling act you are performing between work and personal responsibilities is starting to harm your health:
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