Small businesses are a lot of work but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take time to care for yourself. The more you take care of yourself the better you can care for your business. Here are three ways to help you avoid small business burnout.

Schedule down time

Always schedule some downtime for yourself. A good start is at least 30 minutes per day. This is time that you can use to do whatever you feel you need to do in order to clear your head, such as taking a short walk. The more you do this, the more it will become second nature to you.

Learn to say no

Learn how to say no whenever you need to. It can be tough to turn down work; however, there's no quicker route to burnout than taking on work when you actually don't want to. The best way to prevent this is to come up with a pretend client and project, then measure any and all incoming work against both before taking it on.

Set a schedule

Set a specific schedule for yourself. This will ensure that you are able to get through your work day better. The schedule you set for yourself should be whatever works for you; however, once you set the schedule for yourself, stick to it. Once your work day is finished, then it's finished.

Starting a Business Successfully Workshop

DATE & TIME: January 22, 2020, 10:00am CST

Address: SCORE
5524 Bee Cave Road
Westland Office Park, Building M
Austin, TX, 78746

What are the myths and realities of entrepreneurship? This workshop will introduce you to the world of small business and guide you to prepare for being a business owner.


Avoiding small business burnout