As an entrepreneur and health coach, it’s so easy to forget about taking care of yourself. But just like moms are now told, you cannot take care of others if you are not taking care of yourself. This post reviews some ways to prevent burnout from the onset of your business or cure it if you feel you are already there. 

It’s so easy to start a business and get burned out within just a few years of working. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the small businesses started in 2014, 60% of them made it to the 4th year. Will you be the 60%?


Below are some of three easy tips to prevent or cure burnout, help organize your business, and give you back your sanity. 

Pre-Work: Write Down All Tasks of Your Business

First, write down all of the tasks that you do in your business. Include everything from selling your products, marketing your business, or researching content for your business.  I’m serious, take 20 minutes and write or type it all out. Write each tasks on a new line and leave space to the write for three columns to rank. This will come in handy in the next steps. We will use this task list over and over in the next few steps.

Step One: Set Priorities

priority list

Figure out what your priorities are and get those done first. In the first column to the right of the task list, set priority ranking for 1) Must get done immediately/daily 2) Must get done monthly, and 3) Must get done on an annual basis. 

Step Two: Master Your Schedule

schedule filled in

You may need to take a hard look at your schedule to see if you can eliminate any tasks that are not aligned with your priorities. Alternatively, you could be under-utilizing your schedule potential. You’ll want to schedule time for personal and professional tasks and work them all into your day, ensuring you give yourself buffer time in case something runs over the allotted time. You can also use this buffer time as a 5 or 10-minute meditation to reset your mind and your body. 

Step Three: Delegate

There are so many tasks you can delegate (and I can help!)l. Make a list of everything you do in your business, all tasks, creations, etc. Then, go through and rate each one on two different scales. One scale is for your expertise on the tasks and the other scale is for your liking of the task. You can use a scale of 1-5. Then, tally up the scores and see which tasks come out to be the lowest-scoring ones. Those are the ones you should look at delegating first. If you are interested in delegating some of your tasks, book a free discovery call with me so I can understand you, your business and the tasks that you need help with.


Women working out and happy
I hope this short but intense post was able to help you identify some areas in which you might need to get help with your business. By putting yourself first, you will prevent or cure any business burnout you might be experiencing. Be sure to take some time to yourself each day, recompose your thoughts and gather your feelings. Even if it just 10 minutes, it’s a great exercise for your mental and physical well-being.

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