Five Ways to Manage ‘Entrepreneurship Fatigue’
Entrepreneurship fatigue is not something new. It can be really stressful trying to build a business. You are the one in charge of every aspect of your business, and it can really wear you down.
Many entrepreneurs struggle to have a personal life. They feel like they have to constantly work at their business in order to be successful, leading to even more fatigue.
Unfortunately, business owners need to take their business and life into their own hands. No one is going to tell you to take a break or go home. No one will tell you that you are too tired and something needs to change.
You should create a strategy to ensure that you are looking after yourself and regulating your business hours before it is too late!
Here are some ways to manage ‘entrepreneurship fatigue’:
Develop your time management skills
Time management is not just about making sure that your calendar is scheduled so that you can accomplish everything that you need to do on a daily basis. It is also about learning what you can and can’t do. Focus on what’s most important, not what’s the most urgent task. Stephen Covey’s time management matrix could help.
Learn to say no
Once you decide what you can and can’t do, you may need to turn down projects. This can be extremely scary but it is good for you and your business. If you are struggling to say no, suggest that you may need to delay that project back until a better time.
Spend time with the right people
When you surround yourself with negative people, you turn out to be more negative. Instead, spend time with those who are positive, making you feel better about life.
Take time for your family
You are probably working so many hours to support your family that it doesn’t feel like you have any time to spend with them. However, you deserve to enjoy the time that you have together, without worrying about your business.
Take time for yourself
The same should be said for yourself. You need to relax – whether you take walks or runs, bubble baths, or even just watch a movie by yourself. You need to have things to do other than your business so you can come back refreshed.
It can be really hard to run a small business. You are torn in so many directions, especially if you have a family. If you are not careful, you will burn out and your business will struggle. Instead, decide what projects are worth your time. Spend time with positive people instead of negative ones. Then, really enjoy the time that you spend by yourself and with your family. You deserve a break too!
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