Burnout tips for entrepreneurs

burnout, fatigue

Burnout happens to everyone at some point or another. It’s widespread in entrepreneurs because many expectations are put on us.

We are our own boss. We are the one who is supposed to get things done, no matter what comes our way.

Burnout occurs when our minds, bodies and spirits are worn out from the extensive hours of work we put into a business.

I will share how to avoid burnout and what you can do to recover if it’s already happened to you.

  1. Have a strong team
    Sometimes it can be hard to know your strengths and weaknesses. I understand that feeling too well because nobody likes looking at their flaws! But if you want the best chance of success as a leader, then make sure these two things are on top form – in other words: fall head over heels with what makes YOU Strong.
  2. Delegate as much as possible
    I get it. You don’t want to let go because you’re afraid that someone else won’t do the job as well as you can. But the truth is, you’re not doing yourself or your team any favours by trying to do everything yourself.
    By giving other people the opportunity to contribute, you’ll free up your time to focus on what only you can do and help them grow into their roles.
  3. Do what you love and not just for money
    Money isn’t the only reason people start their own businesses, so what changed?
    Make sure you’re doing work because it’s something YOU want to do and not just for pay!
    If making money were all we had in life, then anyone could be successful with no talent or skills needed at all — but unfortunately, this isn’t true.
  4. Set high goals and write them down on paper
    Writing down your goals make them seem possible to achieve.
    Achieving a lofty objective takes work, but if you want it, find that mojo again – anything can happen.
  5. Go back to your original vision, mission, and culture
    What is your original vision? What relevance does it have in today’s culture? Are there parts of this company that don’t align with who you want them to be or how customers perceive the business nowadays?
  6. Launch a new product or venture
    This is your opportunity to launch a new product or venture. What are you waiting for?
  7. Get a hobby.
    It can be hard to find time for hobbies when you’re constantly working. The best way is not necessarily how much free time we have but what our priorities are and where they lie.
  8. Women, especially women with children, have at least five hours more work at home. How can you buy back some of your time?
    As a woman with children, you know that you always have more work to do at home. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a partner who helps, there’s still always more to be done. And it seems like every day, your time gets shorter and shorter.
    The key is to outsource some of your household tasks. Budget the investment and make it happen.

It’s not too late to change your course. If you feel like you are in the middle of burnout, eight tactics may help get things back on track. The first step can be as simple as deciding — deciding that this year will be different from last year.

Make one small choice today to reverse the trend and start getting excited about what’s possible for yourself and those around you.