When it comes to business and entrepreneurship, you have to be dedicated, focused, and organized. And even though everyone pictures self-made businessmen as never-stopping working machines, you need to take a break every once in a while – unless you want to burn out and lose everything sooner rather than later.
This might seem over-dramatic, but it is the truth. If you are new in the entrepreneur world, you believe you can go on and work for days, weeks, even months without stopping. You probably can, for now. At first, you are going to be going full speed ahead and grinding without a care in the world. Eventually, you will start to work a little less; slack a little more – snooze the alarm every morning, like you used to do in high school.
Mental fatigue, dreading work, and depression can all come from burning out. Everyone suffers from this – even people at the top like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk – unless you know how to play the game right.
Now, how can you avoid burning out? Something so terrible needs to be addressed as soon as possible, even before you begin to feel it yourself. And it seems hard to balance your work hours and your personal life, especially if you are an entrepreneur.
Luckily for all businessmen everywhere, some experts can reveal important secrets to stay on top, no matter how hard you have to grind. By following this simple tip, you will avoid burnout for a long time – even forever. And what’s even better: you are going to have a good time doing this.
This strategy to avoid burnout comes from Super Coach Jacob Galea himself. Most entrepreneurs know who he is because they probably have learned something from him sometime in their career. If you don’t know who Galea is, a quick google search will show you who we are talking about. If you want to skip it, let’s just say he is an incredibly successful man – one who shares his recipe for success all over the world.
And how does Jacob Galea say you can avoid burning out? It’s so simple you probably haven’t considered it before: you need to have your own time, at least three times per week. What does it mean to have your own time? Your “me-time”? Well, it’s doing things you love that will get you disconnected from work – and the world in general.
There are a lot of things you can do in your scheduled me-time. You can go to the gym, get a massage, go to a concert, go see a movie. Whenever me-time is shown in the calendar, you stop working, forget about it completely, and engage the task at hand: have fun and relax.
You can even use this time to learn more about yourself. Take a risk once a week during your me-time. Get jiujitsu lessons or skydiving lessons. Fulfill a childhood dream of yours. Learn an instrument and play it in public.
Or simply take it easy and relax! You deserve it already, might as well get on it. Get a massage, hit the sauna, or simply unwind with a nice glass of wine and a book. It’s up to you, it’s your own time.
You must disconnect yourself from work and every problem you have when you are engaged in your me-time – otherwise, it defeats the purpose completely and it might even worsen your burnout symptoms.
Remember, your me-time – whenever you disconnect yourself from the world – will help you become a better businessman. You need to rest to grow, just like when you go to the gym. Whenever you are engaged in your me-time, it’ll be like when you go to sleep after a hard gym session – that’s where your business muscles will grow.