Every business will surely experience its stormy stage and this is a period to stand your ground and sail through. This is most difficult for small business owners because they seem to bear all the risk if anything goes wrong. Most of these business owners suffer tight budget, long hours of work and a stressful day to day management. Due to the unavailability of staff to help and support during this period, there is every possible chance that you may experience a burnout which may lead to lower productivity, lethargic sales, and unfortunately loss of passion for your business and its goal.
Here are three simple ways to avoid small business burnout to help small busy business owners:
- Plan days off and vacations into your schedule
Although it is very important especially for a startup that the business owner should mostly be available on-site, occasionally you need to rest. Vacations can help in the long run, it can boost creativity and productivity. Plan ahead for your vacation and ensure you honor it by avoiding any work tasks that may surface unless in the case of emergency. With proper planning, most of those sudden calls can be avoided.
- Eat meals away from your workspace
Many people tend to eat their lunch on their desk most of the time, but this isn’t a good idea. You need to step out a bit to get a whole new fresh air, sitting all day at a desk every day will not only weaken your energy for that day, but it is also dangerous to your health. When you go out, you will feel more freshened and focused on a whole new level of energy.
- Get plenty of sleep
This may sound simple or not too important, but it is very important. Adequate sleep is the key to good health and happiness, When the body is weak or sick it becomes useless not only to you but to your company. Try to get as much sleep as possible as close to 7-9 hours if possible. If your mind and body are well rested you will be more productive during the day, sometimes you can also try to get a nap during work hours.