Anyone entering the realm of business ownership is fully aware that it takes long hours and hard work to get their business off the ground and growing at a healthy rate. Entrepreneurs are also fully aware that sometimes there are simply not enough hours in the day! This fact oftentimes leads to the notion that we need to work 7 days a week in our businesses.
Enter Business Burnout …
Though sometimes a necessity, there are strong arguments why this is not a healthy practice – for your business or your personal life. But whatever days of the week you choose to rest or relax, here are a couple of reasons why padding some very necessary time off into your schedule should be just as important to you as scheduling an office meeting or any other business action.
No Boundaries: When your work bleeds into your family and downtime on weekends, it cultivates a habit that can be detrimental to your non-work life. Business burnout due to stress is a real concern, and as we’ve heard before, no one has ever put the epitaph on their tombstone, “I wish I would have spent more time at the office.” When you work 7 days a week, your family suffers, your health suffers, and 9 times out of 10, your business suffers as well. So, in the long run, you end up accomplishing less on all fronts, rather than keeping up or getting ahead by working 7 days a week. Do yourself, your family and your business a favor … set boundaries between your work and family life and stick to them.Padding time off into your schedule should be just as important as scheduling an office meeting or any other business action.Click To Tweet
It’s a Sign of Bigger Problems: If you are finding that the only way to “keep up” in your business is to work 7 days a week, that’s a clear indication it’s time to consider right-sourcing. Right-sourcing, outsourcing, delegating, whatever you want to call it. When you get to the point in your business where you simply can’t get things done, rather than trying to cram more work into your already busy day, or working 7 days a week, it’s time to accept the fact that you need help. So get it! Start with the little things if you must, but accept the fact you can’t do it all yourself. Bringing new team members on board will lesson your workload and provide you and your business the space to breathe and grow.