Entrepreneurs have some of the busiest schedules around. They’re constantly working long weeks, trying to play a hundred different roles within their business to keep it running smoothly. However, this drive to handle so much at once does come at a cost.
Even the most successful entrepreneurs face the risk of burnout – especially when they’re pushing themselves too hard. Burnout is a form of exhaustion that occurs when a person puts their mind, body, or emotions through the wringer for an extended period.
Burnout makes it harder for people to do their best, as their motivation and energy have utterly waned. As one might imagine, burnout can be extremely damaging, especially for entrepreneurs. Here are some tips on how to avoid entrepreneurial burnout.
Knowing Your Limits
One of the best ways to avoid burnout is by knowing your limits. For example, does working anything more than five days a week take a toll on you? Then you need to listen to your body and give yourself (at least) two days a week to rest.
Knowing your limits can also help prevent a person from taking on too much at once. If you know you can’t comfortably juggle more than one project at a time, then don’t take on an additional project.
Delegation Is Key
Contrary to popular belief – an entrepreneur doesn’t have to handle everything within their company. It’s okay to delegate. Delegation not only eases the role of an entrepreneur but it helps the whole business run more efficiently.
The act of delegation also has the benefit of increasing the confidence of fellow employees. They’re more likely to feel invested in a company when they know that the company trusts them in return.
Prioritize Self Care
There are hundreds of reasons to prioritize self-care, including that it can help prevent burnout. This means taking the time to breathe, eating well, exercising, and getting a good night’s rest.
It can also mean treating yourself to a spa day, going out and doing something fun, or buying that pretty piece of tech you were eyeing the other day. The important thing is that you’re putting your physical, mental, and emotional well-being first.
Article originally published HowardDaver.net