“Hustling” Too Hard May Be Toxic To Your Mental Health

We read about other successful people – those who wake up before their alarm rings just so they can squeeze in a gym sesh before work, those who work more than 80 hours a week, and those who somehow manage to work a day job and start-up a successful business. First of all, how?

If you find that you’re comparing yourself to a seemingly successful person and simply not doing enough, no matter how much you do, then maybe you need to take a break from being productive 24/7.

Unfortunately, hustling may not be for everyone, and if it’s not for you, it doesn’t mean you’re doing anything wrong. In fact, hustling may be toxic to your mental health, and here’s how you can combat the constant anxiety to work, work, work.

“What am I doing with my life?”

Hustle culture causes anxiety when we compare ourselves to people who are seemingly more successful than we are at the same age. What with being constantly on the go, some of us have taken to replying work messages after working hours or doing work ‘remotely’ while on vacation. All this constant hustling is making us anxious, depressed and miserable. We aren’t getting the break we truly deserve… even when on break.

The reality is we can’t have it… not at the same time

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Let’s be honest, most of us aren’t going to start our own business and willing to ikat perut to do so. Most of us are just regular people happily living our own lives. We’re not pitching to the investors on Shark Tank. We just want to be less stressed and more human. We’re tired of trying to have it all. Even Michelle Obama said:

“That whole ‘so you can have it all.’ Nope, not at the same time.”

Thanks, Michelle! We needed to hear that.

It’s OK to do it tomorrow

You don’t have to be hustling and working hard all the time. It’s like wearing a pantsuit all day – we simply cannot do this. If you consider yourself a regular person, you may want to take time to yourself – nope, not to write about your dreams or goals, but time to just cuddle up in bed and watch Friends on Netflix. Just be sure to get your work done! If it’s not urgent, it can wait ’til tomorrow.

Everyone defines success differently. If all that hustling is making you anxious, depressed and miserable, maybe it’s time to take a break. Hey, check out this holiday package deal for 5 days and 4 nights in Thailand for only RM1688 (2 to 3 pax). What a good way to spend your hard-earned money – on yourself!