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3 Steps To Minimize Business Owner Burnout

If you are feeling burnt out as a business owner, you have likely pushed yourself way too far and done too much. I understand there is a lot of pressure put on the woman in charge…I’ve been to that place. I struggled with asking for help when it was needed and still do sometimes. Learning the hard way isn’t fun either. So I recommend that you take a step back and look at just how much you do in your business. Ask questions like “What makes you happy?” and “Can you take some of the unhappy stuff off your plate?” In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to minimize business owner burnout. 

Discover the Roots of Burnout

If you need help, first you must recognize that fact and own it. It’s only then you can actually reach out for the right help that will make a difference for you and your business. While it might not be something that comes naturally to you, exploring the reasons for burnout could help you understand yourself better. It could be perfectionism or a trauma response that always sets you on a course to do too much. Maybe it’s that you don’t want to let anyone down. No matter what it is, you owe it to yourself to pay attention to the messages.

Though your business has demands that must be met, your well-being is important, too.  Perhaps your goals and dreams have changed since you started your business. This is perfectly OK, but you need to be honest with yourself about where you are. If you want to move on from your business but want to work on it first, companies like eComBrands.com will be able to help here. Look into your options, and decide whether it’s the right path for you.

Delegate More

I also recommend that, as a business owner, you delegate more to trusted team members or others. Stop putting everything on your plate that doesn’t need to be there. Utilize your staff or outside resources for tasks that don’t need your attention. You can even use executive recruitment to bring more people into the company if you need to. Your employees, your business partner, if you have one, and anyone else who supports you all want you to succeed. Let them know what you are feeling and see how they are willing to help. It doesn’t make you weak or less of a business owner to delegate.

Take a Break!

minimize business owner burnoutThe last thing that I’m going to say is that you need to take a break! It’s possible that the cause of the problem is that you have not been taking breaks regularly. Whether it’s five minutes once an hour, a day off, or a week, resting is crucial for mental and physical health. After all, wouldn’t you want your friends and family to take breaks when they are tired or stressed? I learned that rest does not make things implode or fall apart. In fact, it usually makes things much better because I get a clearer perspective and renewed energy. 

I hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that can help minimize business owner burnout. Know that burnout can happen to anyone, so don’t worry if you are not yourself right now. Just know that you can do something about it and get your mojo back. Remember, do you and try different things as you work through this delicate time.  Be Well!

About Kellie R. Stone

"I make no excuses for my diverse roles as a Rock Your Feminine Type Coach™ and Branding Expert, best-selling author, and crime thriller novelist. Yes, I do still chuckle a bit at the irony. I kick ass as a women’s biz coach by day and kill off vulnerable fiction characters at night. What the hell, it makes for some interesting dreams. I believe that everyone should pursue their passions no matter how out there they seem to be. One of those pure heart-fluttering passions for me has always been writing. Since I did, indeed, chase my dream of being a writer, I've published two non-fiction books in the self-development genre, co-authored an international best seller, and now I'm finally pushing my much-too-old-to-be-in-the-nest novel out the door and into the world. My whole world is empowering and I adore showing others how to live life unfiltered, whether I do that through the written word or my coaching work. I love my job!" ~Kellie R. Stone

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