Tips On How To Prevent Business Burnout

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

Have you ever found yourself unable to find motivation? Maybe you are out of ideas or a recent project did not go as planned. Whatever it is you are just unable to get back on track. It's okay, we have all been there. In fact, this emotional state is so common that it has its own term, its called "Business Burnout."

"Business burnout is the feeling of exhaustion and lack of interest in daily work, resulting in poor performance. It’s caused by an extended time of feeling heavy stress and constant pressure to live up to a certain standard" Source

If you think this is you then you are suffering from business burnout. Being exhausted and losing interest in your day to day activities is probably one of the worst feelings in the world. The key to overcoming this state is to recognize you can move past it. Overcoming a business burnout doesn't mean that you are over your business or that your idea is not good enough. It just means that you need to prioritize your health and establish a healthier balance between your business and your personal life.

So, how can you get out of that state or even better avoid it altogether?

A good starting point is to focus on what makes you happy (I know it is easier said than done) but you can always start by revisiting the reason why you started your business. Remembering the things that you are passionate about and celebrate your past victories. Here are some things you can try out when you are suffering from a business burnout:

You need to recognize that there is something you need to fix. This is a good starting point because if you don't recognize that there is something you need to change then change will never happen. Acknowledging the issue will leave space for you to address the emotional and physical symptoms. At the same time, it allows you to recognize that you have lost your balance and that you need to change your perspective. Make a list of the things that are affecting you.