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  • Writer's pictureRayanne Armand

How to Escape Entrepreneurial Burnout


You've been working non-stop for months, and you're starting to feel the strain. You're exhausted, both mentally and physically, and you're beginning to wonder if this is really worth it.


You're not alone – entrepreneurial burnout is a very real phenomenon, and it's something that affects almost every entrepreneur at some point in their journey. The good news is, there are ways to escape the burnout trap and get back on track.

1. Take a break

The first thing you need to do is to take a break. This can be anything from a few days off work to a longer vacation. During this time, try to disconnect from your business as much as possible. This means no checking your email, working on your business plan, or thinking about marketing strategies.


We get it - when you're in the midst of burnout, you're stressed and the idea of taking a break feels unimaginable. But that's exactly why you need to take one.


You're no good to anyone when you're burned out, and refusing to take a break will actually slow you down more in the long run. Don't be afraid to take some time for yourself - it will make all the difference.

2. Identify the Cause

In order to escape entrepreneurial burnout, you need to understand exactly what is causing it.


Is it the long hours you're working? If so, why do you feel the need to work such long hours? Is it because you're trying to do too many things at once?


If money worries leave you afraid to rest for even a moment, it's time to take a look at your business finances and get some help.

3. Simplify your life

When you're burned out, the last thing you want is more stress in your life. One way to combat this is to simplify your life.


Limit the number of commitments you have, both personal and professional. Get rid of any unnecessary expenses. And most importantly, learn to say no.


You can't do everything by yourself, and that's okay. Focusing on what's truly important will help you get through this tough time.

4. Find a (healthy) stress release

There are many different types of stress release, and what works for one person might not work for another.


Some people find that exercise helps them clear their head and come back refreshed. Others find that journaling or spending time in nature helps them relax and refocus.


Whatever you choose, make sure it's something healthy. Yes, whiskey might make you feel better in the short term, but in the long run it will only make things worse!

5. Outsource

Yes, there are aspects of your business that only you can do. But there are also many tasks that can be outsourced to someone else.


Hiring a virtual assistant or another type of contractor can help take some of the burden off of your shoulders. And in the long run, it can actually save you time and money.


Similarly, if you're struggling with managing your accounting and bookkeeping, outsourcing those functions can take a huge weight off of your shoulders.


Knowing that someone else is taking care of the little things can help you focus on the big picture and bounce back from burnout.

6. Set realistic goals

One of the main causes of entrepreneurial burnout is setting unrealistic goals. We all want our businesses to succeed, but setting impossible standards for ourselves is a recipe for disaster.


Instead of setting unrealistic goals, focus on meaningful but achievable ones. Set a goal for the week, the month, or even the year. And most importantly, don't beat yourself up if you don't reach it. There's no point spinning your wheels in the mud because you've set yourself an unattainable goal.

Final Thoughts

Building a successful business takes time, and there will be ups and downs along the way. Accepting that fact will help you avoid burnout.


Remember to take care of yourself, both mentally and physically. And don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. There's no shame in admitting that you can't do it all on your own.









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