Business, as in life, is about working hard towards a goal but working to make life better along the way. Entrepreneurs are often well-versed in working hard but they forget that burnout is a real risk to this work ethic. Entrepreneurs of all kinds are putting in long hours at work in order to reach levels of success they desire. On the other hand, they are struggling with high rates of burnout on top of it. Learn some tips to avoid burnout and avoid some of the pitfalls, including substance abuse and mental health issues.
Delegate or Ask for Help
Entrepreneurs are not always good at asking for what they need. The assumption being they have all they need and do not need to seek outside help. The challenge is that they do need extra help and support. Delegating responsibility is crucial to their success. In life, too, delegation does not mean abdicating personal responsibility. It simply means getting help by asking the people who offer what you need to provide the services to you. This ranges anywhere from therapy to recovery support and more. Entrepreneurs learn this lesson in business by asking contractors and employees to manage and handle tasks from the top down, to free up their time so they can work more efficiently at the top.
Have an Off-Switch
Entrepreneurs need to switch off if they are going to have space to recover from work. The work they do is 24 hours a day in opening and running a business. During a 7-day period, they may feel only productive a few hours of the day, a few days of the week. Productivity drops off when people work too many hours for too long. When they struggle with addiction, it is mostly because they burn out from the stress of having to do too much all at once. When there is an off-switch to take a break and close the doors for a short time, it helps create a window of opportunity to recuperate, relax, and refresh the batteries for what’s ahead.
Finding moments of stillness in the chaos are going to be helpful to entrepreneurs who work hard to build their business. When you pace yourself and take the right steps, you can figure out how to navigate life better. There is time for you to meditate and do yoga which can help you focus on the present moment, rather than focus on what other things are going on around you. Life gets hectic but remember to focus on the present and stay aligned with your goals. There is no time like the present to seek help and seek support to do what you feel called to do.
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