As an entrepreneur, unless you know how to manage your time and your health, not only occasionally but all the time, you will likely suffer from entrepreneurial burnout.
Most business and organizational activities are monotonous, hence they can lead to both body and mental fatigue, resulting into low productivity, with negative impact on your health.
This will not only have adverse effects on your health, but also on your business. You must quickly address the issue of burnout before it brings you and your business down by keeping to these basic rules.
1. Plan your daily routine.
You must have a grip on what you do on daily basis, though you may be required to put your hands in many activities based upon the needs of your company, and what other people are available to do the jobs, you just have to take it easy on yourself.
Since most of the time you can predetermine what your tasks should be, you should have a timetable that you follow. Know the number of tasks you must do per day, and the number of hours you have to do them.
Identify those tasks that are urgent and important and do them first, if you have time to do more according to the time you have allocated for the day, you can proceed to do more, otherwise you will have to shift the remaining tasks to the next day.
Keeping to this will help you to do core tasks that are relevant to your business within the shortest possible time, and without risking your health, a key factor that can help boost your productivity greatly.
2. Outsource when necessary.
Never plan to do things all alone, or by yourself all the time.
It is far better when more hands are engaged to perform certain tasks, than when fewer people are doing them.
Before now, getting more hands means high overhead costs, but not anymore. With the coming of job outsourcing, you can get highly skilled personnel, and recruit them to work for you at very minimal costs.
Take advantage of this, and you will take some heavy weight off your shoulders, you will not lose money as it may seems, but you will get more jobs done faster, and make more money instead.
Outsourcing has helped many companies. If you have not been doing it right before now, or you don’t know how to go about it, you can google “how to outsource (the particular area where you need help)” on the internet, you will surely get the right information, or rather you can give the task to a relevant outsourcing company to do it for you.
3. Take good care of yourself.
Don’t work so hard to make your business grow at the expense of risking your health. A good manager who knows how to manage others should know how to manage his own health.
Give yourself enough rest, daily, weekly, and monthly. Take time off and go for vacations from time to time. Never build your business around your personality alone. The business should be able to run without your presence so that you can have time for yourself.
Burning out for your business’s sake is not worth it. You should always remember that if you get yourself incapacitated, there is someone somewhere who will come and take your place to continue doing your job.