One of the main things I see discouraging entrepreneurs out there is BURNOUT.
It’s not fun to be stressed out, and burning out is the epitome of stress- you feel like you are going crazy and want to give up.
In order to avoid this feeling, first it’s important to understand what causes burnout. It’s different for everyone, but usually it’s a combination of stress, frustration, and lack of knowledge on how to deal with things that are coming up in your life, business, or both.
When I first started my business, I dealt with burnout a lot. I was trying to juggle a new baby, a new business, my general life responsibilities, and a part-time job. I felt like I had way too much to do all the time, and was running in a constant state of stress. I was worried all the time about how I was going to get things done, how I was going to get more clients, if I was spending enough time with my husband and baby.
Eventually, I got tired of being stressed out all the time (and the inevitable burnout sessions that would last anywhere from a day to a few weeks where I would get absolutely nothing done and totally undo all of the work I had just put into my business and other responsibilities).
I’ve learned a few ways to deal with day-to-day stress when you’re trying to run a business on top of everything else, so that I can avoid burning out and undoing my progress in my business.
Here’s a few of the ways I deal with stress regularly:
- I take baths. A lot. At least once a week, I take a bath. It sounds simple enough, and really is- it only takes about an hour, a bathtub, and some smell good stuff of your choice. I love essential oils and use some lavender or whatever I feel will relax me the most at the time, and soak myself until I feel better about the things I have to tackle in my life.
If you don’t have a bathtub, try something else that relaxes you. This might be meditation where you’re lying down, or taking a hot shower and allowing yourself to stand there a few extra minutes soaking in the warmth. Whatever it is, make sure you love it, and do it regularly.
- Have a plan. Scheduling your time can help prove to you that you DO have enough time in the day to get everything done that you want to do. It can also help you organize your priorities, and planning ahead can help you be prepared for upcoming deadlines.
- Find someone to support you. Even if it’s a peer in the business industry, find someone who can relate to what you’re going through and talk to them about it. It will help, trust me!
These are just a few ways to eliminate stress and keep you from burning out with your business— I hope that they help you find a bit more fun, peace, and passion in your business!
Here’s to your success,
P.S. Want more about how you can stop burning out in your business, bring back the FUN and love in your business once again? I’m having a free webinar on Tuesday January 12th talking about this very subject- so don’t miss out!