How To Overcome Burn-Out
Are you over-committed to work and struggling to find work life balance? Business owner burn-out is a real thing! Even though we KNOW that there is more to life than work, many business owners are still finding a good balance in life difficult to achieve.
In this video, I’m going to go over my biggest pieces of advice for how to get over burn-out; It’s so important to know when it’s time to take a break because running a business can be exhausting and it can have some big and negative effects on both your business and your personal life.
So if you’re feeling burned out in your business and you’re looking for better work-life balance, here’s my biggest tips for getting over burnout.
How To Overcome Burn-Out In 7 Steps
Are you feeling a little bit worn down from all of the effort you’ve been putting into your business?
There is a good chance that you’re burnt out. In this video I’m going to give you some tips and strategies for how to overcome burn-out and prevent it from popping back up, including a business strategy which has made a huge impact on our own business and given us peace of mind.
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As a small business owner, I’m sure you’re fully aware of burn-out and the impact it can have against your business.
– Running A Business Can Be Exhausting –
When I first got into my hospitality business in 2014, I went in bright eyed bushy tailed but…I started seeing signs of burnout and I knew I needed to make some big changes in my life, my mindset, and my business structure to make sure it didn’t get a hold of me. Can you relate?
I really want to share with you my biggest tips for how to overcome burn-out because its effects on business and your personal life can be really devastating.
I’m also going to share with you the same business strategy that had the biggest impact of us and it’s probably not something you’ve ever even considered before.
So let’s dive in. Firstly, it’s so important to take relaxation seriously and know when it’s time to take a break.
Get stuck into meditation, Float Tanks, podcasts and music, dance, anything that helps you relax, getting your mind out of working into a relaxed state.
Every now and then, a mini-vacay might be JUST what you need… It doesn’t need to be long… even 1 or 2 nights away can make you feel so rejuvenated!
It’s going to help your brain overcome that burn-out (chronic stress) that comes with your business.
2. TAKE YOUR NON-WORK LIFE SERIOUSLY
Know when it’s time to take a break! Make sure you taking your non work life seriously. There really is more to life than your business and money and try to remind yourself why you got into business in the first place so that you can win back that work-life balance.
Give yourself the chance to enjoy those things that you used to love doing before you gave everything up to be a business owner. Actually schedule that time down in your diary because if you don’t, you just never got the times ever kind of come. You know the story…
Switch your phone off, get off your computer and actually be present in the moment. You might actually feel a little bit uncomfortable doing this to start with because it’s going to be running against your grain.
It’ll take some discipline and some practice, but the more you do this, the easier it’s going to be to really switch off when you need to.
4. BE ORGANISED
Be honest! Could your life do with a little bit more organisation?
If you could improve your organisation both physically and mentally, you can avoid those 10 or 15 minutes frantically looking for something that you put in a safe place and adding stress to the pile and same goes for your mind.
Let go of any unnecessary worries and concerns and focus on what’s actually going to have an impact on moving you forward.
There’s no point wasting precious time and energy on things outside our control and when the time comes, know when to shut the filing cabinet.
5. PRACTICE GOOD SLEEP HYGIENE
You’re probably all too aware of how it feels to have a sleepless night over your business, but if your body’s over time already having a bad sleep routine is just going to add the fuel to the fire.
Try embracing better sleep hygiene by..
- Making sure you limit your caffeine intake after lunch
- Not Watching TV in Bed
- Keep your room clean and tidy
- Avoid Alcohol
- Have a good night-time routine – Maybe include a cup of chamomile tea, read a book and maybe even a short meditation.
Remember… bedrooms are for two things and for two things only sleep… and well I’m sure you can figure out the other one.
6. MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR WORK HABITS
Understand that you may need to change your work habits in order to prevent the burn-out.
We made changes to our business structure which let us review our daily processes, remove anything that wasn’t serving us, streamlined some of our systems and delegate a lot more of our jobs onto our staff members who were capable of doing it.
Maybe you find it difficult to hand over some new jobs? I get it. It’s not unusual for small business owners to micromanage. But micromanaging is the number one habit to kick if you want to keep burn-out out of your life for good. I’ve definitely been guilty of it in the past and you know what?
My dad’s still a shocker, but if you have faith that your staff are capable and willing to learn, it’s gonna give you so much more of your time and give you the comfort that if you do need to take a day off, that it will be able to run smoothly without you and that peace of mind is absolutely priceless.
7. INTRODUCE A PASSIVE STREAM OF INCOME
The last point I want to share with you is our business strategy that we put in place last year because it’s had a massive impact on our own mental health and our ability to switch off from work and we need to.
We started affiliate marketing with our products and services related to our own business and use marketing strategies to provide another stream of income. We actually even started a whole separate business purely using affiliate marketing.
When we looked further into the concept of affiliate marketing, we started to understand the processes and how a lot of it could actually be automated once it was set up.
So initially it did take a bit of work to get it going, but it would provide a steady stream of passive income to offset the expense of putting on extra staff, put you in a more stable financial position and give you that peace of mind knowing that if something were to happen to you and your family, then you would still have a way of supporting yourself.
That additional source of income can improve your cash-flow, but it can also act as a solid exit strategy for when you’re ready to move on from your business.
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