Have start up cash
I started my business with $10, and let me tell you, always having to generate revenue to grow your business, fill orders, and pay the bills leaves little time for relaxation. When a friend asks you to go for a walk, it is very hard to turn off the voice in your head that says, “Girl’s gotta make rent.”
Make time for play
If you were wise and started your business with a decent chunk of cash in the bank, it will be easier to take time off from your business and reconnect with yourself and the things you enjoy. If you’re relaxed and happy, your business will only get better!
Understand that your business is a living thing
Just like you, your business is alive. Sometimes it will be wildly successful, other times it will fall flat. Remember that Rome wasn’t built in day and that it’s okay for your business to ebb and flow. You don’t have to always be growing and expanding your business.
Take advantage of the slow times
When your business has slowed, reinvest in yourself and the company. This means sleep in a little, go out to eat a bit, and analyze your businesses current state of affairs. You’ll find that your relaxed mind will discover new growth opportunities that will recharge your business.
For those of you working multiple jobs or working for yourself – how do you avoid burnout?
P.S. How to enjoy work even when you’re busy and kind of overwhelmed!