Use these burnout safeguards to preserve your health, sanity, relationships and the future of your business.
by Marla Tabaka
Entrepreneurial burnout is one of the most serious challenges that you may face as a business owner. When the physical, emotional and mental exhaustion associated with job burnout sets in, it leads to doubts about your competence and the value of your work. It will lead to poor decision-making and moodiness. Ultimately, it can lead to illness. Avoiding burnout should be one of your top priorities because without you, it’s likely that your small business will not thrive.
Naturally, the most efficient way to achieve progress, yet avoid burnout, is to build a business that does not solely rely on you 24/7. Until then, use these safeguards against burnout to preserve your health, sanity, relationships and the future of your business.
- Be clear about what you want.
- Avoid getting into a rut.
- Build in breaks: long and short.
- Avoid unnecessary time-suckers.
- Practice mindfulness.
If you are at the point of burnout, or drawing near, doing these things — as simple as they are — may sound overwhelming. Begin with one and work your way up. I suggest No. 3 as your first step!
Marla Tabaka (@MarlaTabaka) is an internationally known small business strategist, national radio show host and leading Inc.com author. She uses an integrative approach with her clients, combining mindset management and strategic planning, often resulting in multimillion dollar growth for their businesses. (Read the full article at Inc.com.)