Every person on the planet is prone to experience fatigue. As an entrepreneur, you are no exception. Some might say that running your own business would make you your own boss and that it would give you more freedom to do what you want, when you want to do it.
This of course is a myth. Running your own business does not mean that you have lesser things to do or a shorter to-do list than you had when you were employed. When you think about it, entrepreneurs get stressed out from the moment they start planning the business until the time that they are exiting it.
Entrepreneurship isn’t as cut and dry as many employees like to think. Being in business is not an opportunity for you to rest on your laurels, it is not the chance for you to take long vacations. There is so much stress involved in running a business and business owners should have a solution to beat the stress before it beats them.
Tips on Beating Entrepreneurial Fatigue
- Hire an assistant. You could hire your daughter, your son, your niece, the next-door neighbor and even a virtual assistant to help you out with your tasks. Delegate your tasks accordingly. If you feel that you have reservations about their skills and talent, start off with basic tasks and then slowly build it up.
- Look to your family and friends for support.
- Join local communities of like-minded individuals so you could share experiences, ask questions, and get advice.
- Find your own happy place. It could be just by looking at old photographs, tending to the garden or even just watching your favorite movie once in a while. It would be counter-productive to work while you’re already on the brink of having a meltdown. You need a fresh mind, fresh eyes and a generally good well-being for your productivity to shoot up. Take a break, just for an hour or two to do what you love doing and what makes you less stressed-out. You’ll find that upon returning to work, you would have a new perspective on things.
As you can see, I haven’t listed the obvious like not drinking caffeine or taking vitamins. There are a lot of articles one can read about them. Instead, I have provided an avenue of solutions for every entrepreneur. After all, I’m no doctor, nor a health buff. I am just your average business owner who gets bogged down by stressful days and sleepless nights like all other entrepreneurs I know.
From one entrepreneur to another, these are my proven ways to rise above the challenges I encounter everyday. Feel free to share your suggestions and insights on the comments below.