4 Tips to Avoid Burnout as an Entrepreneur

Monday through Friday jobs are great for those who like structure. However, entrepreneurs often work around the clock, ensuring everything gets done. No matter what your work schedule is like, here’s how you can avoid burning out in your career.
 Before you learn how not to burnout, you have to understand the signs that shout someone’s burning out.

Signs of burnout:

  • A negative attitude
  • Low energy
  • High stress levels
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Being easily irritated
  • Pushing away emotions
  • Lack of motivation

There’s a vast difference between stressing out and burning out. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, it’s likely you’re burnt out. Here’s how you can pick yourself up and avoid burning out in the future.

Get more exercise

Not only are there physical health benefits to working out, but there mental health benefits as well. Exercise is a great mood booster. When your body is stressed, exercise helps reduce the intensity. Through the release of endorphins, exercise works as an antidepressant. You can lower anxiety and stress while improving your mood and amount of sleep all at the same time with regular exercise.

Eat breakfast

As cliche as it sounds, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast in the morning gives your body and your brain the energy it needs to function properly throughout the day. Breakfast is a great source of nutrients and can improve your concentration.

Know when your body needs a break

Your body is always communicating with you whether you notice it or not. You may not know you’re overworking yourself, and that’s a dangerous place to be. Most entrepreneurs put in numerous hours of work each week without giving themselves the break they need. Listen to your body when it tells you a break is necessary. Take a break even if it’s just for a moment, an hour, or a day. Take care of your body and your body will take care of you.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep restores your body and your mind. It gives you energy, helps you focus and function. Getting enough sleep can increase your concentration and productivity. If you feel like you just don’t have strength to make it through the day, it’s likely you’re not getting enough sleep. Most adults need 7–9 hours of sleep each night.

The next time you feel yourself falling behind or your stress increasing, try these tips to avoid burnout.


Originally published at lisalaporte.com on May 12, 2017.

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