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.
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. 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!
The 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!