We’re all somewhat guilty of carrying a little too much weight on our shoulders – especially as entrepreneurs. We begin each day with a fist pump and feel like we can “take on the world!” (and carry its weight). Don’t get me wrong, anything is possible when we set our minds to it, and we are all certainly capable of carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders if that’s, in fact, what we strive for. But, truth be told, we are all but one person, meaning that sometimes, we feel tired – and we’d like for you to know that that’s okay too. In fact, that’s where we come in to help.
At Virtual Roots we’re big on promoting a healthy work-life balance; and it’s particularly important to keep that top of mind as an entrepreneur, especially when our days can often escape from us rather quickly. So, here are some helpful tips that we’ve gathered that will help you avoid entrepreneurial burnout:
- Set boundaries: As mentioned above, it’s extremely important to set boundaries for yourself in order to keep your work life, and your personal life apart from one another. For many of us entrepreneurs out there, we tend to work a lot from the comfort of our own homes. Which can be great, don’t get me wrong, but it can also be extremely challenging. How? Well, at home, there are many distractions: TV, WIFI, the recurring temptation to stay in our PJs. This, in short, is why we need to set boundaries for ourselves in order to stay on track. Create a work space away from your play If you don’t already have one, create yourself a desk where you can solely focus on your work; and most importantly – stick to that “boundary” as best as possible.
- Don’t be afraid to take breaks: We work very hard day in and day out – sometimes putting in the occasional 12, even 14-hour day. No matter the case, you’re deserving of a break every so often. Even if it’s something as simple as eating your lunch outdoors, or taking an hour or so to workout mid-day. Take a moment and step away from that computer, it’ll help.
- Delegate: As entrepreneurs, we take running a business very seriously. And, for most of us, we’ve built our businesses from the ground up – it’s become our pride and joy. This said, we have (perhaps without even knowing it) become perfectionists. And although we may think that we can handle it all, there comes a point in time where we could use a little help. At Virtual Roots, we’d like for you to know that it’s okay to delegate. We’re here to help you manage those tasks that you might not have the time to complete. To us, teamwork is of utmost importance.
It’s important to stay focused on the significance of why you started your business in the first place. Never lose sight of that. Keeping this in mind, while abiding to such advice as mentioned above, will not only maintain a sense of levelheadedness in an entrepreneurial role, but will also prevent you from experiencing that dreaded burnout. Contact us today!