Hustle culture is something that has become extremely normalized. The idea that if you work hard, you will achieve everything you could possibly desire. You could overcome obstacles and become this amazing individual that everyone envies and wants to be. You become rich and are able to live in abundance without any troubles. Many believe that wealth is the key to happiness, while wealth can make many things easier, it doesn’t fulfill the voids that are filled by human connection.
People engaging in this grind culture often “boast about no breaks. No leisure. No weekends off. No vacations. No sleep or exercise and practicing “gobble, gulp, and go” or skipping meals altogether” (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-right-mindset/201910 /the-rise-and-grind-hustle-culture).This constant work culture not only sets unrealistic expectations of what this nonstop work culture can begin to do for your life, but it also begins to severely impact your mental health. Little time is prioritized to self care and just resting which can lead to severe emotional and physical fatigue. This constant fatigue can lead to severe anxiety and other mental health issues. Awareness must be brought to this culture and the negative effects it can cause on mental health.