4 Women Business Owners Share Tips on Preventing Burnout and Fatigue
Preventing burnout and fatigue is not often discussed among women business owners, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an issue. On a recent call hosted by Sue Painter of Confident Marketer, the term “entrepreneurial exhaustion” surfaced. As we discussed this, we realized there are at least 5 signs you’re in trouble with burnout.
5 Signs You Need Help For Burnout and Fatigue
- You isolate yourself. You avoid showing up to mastermind groups, or drop out of social media groups you are active in. You don’t leave the house.
- Your work doesn’t give you any joy. In fact, you’re starting to dread the idea of interacting with your clients or customers.
- You realize that you are complaining and offering up excuses rather than solving business problems and making progress. You’re having the same conversation with yourself that you started having 3 months ago.
- You have quit taking care of your mental and physical health. You’ve dropped out of exercise class, need a haircut, haven’t had a deep conversation with another soul in weeks.
- You can’t seem to get organized to get through your days in an efficient manner. Really, all you want to do is be left alone and play Sudoku.
Do any one of these sound like you? If so, it’s time to hit the reset button for yourself. Taking good care of yourself is your top priority – you can’t work with others when you are in a burned out and fatigued state. Your customers or clients will sense your burnout, and you’ll lose business – which makes your situation even worse.