5 Ways to Avoid Burn Out

These five ways will help you to avoid that burn out in your business. Burning out is very common. It is important to recognise the signs so you can avoid further complications.

Job burn out is a very real thing, whether you work for a large company or you work for yourself from home. Slowly, over time, you start hitting the snooze button; you procrastinate about starting projects; you suffer from writer’s block when it comes to creating products; and you don’t look forward to your coaching calls. It may seem to come on suddenly but these easy-to-miss signs start slowly and snowball until you question if you still want to continue being a coach.

A few months back, I had no idea what was creeping up on me. I started to lose interest in my work, I was doing all the hate stuff and not being organised in my business. I kept avoiding the ‘Burn Out’ signs. Yet, I kept going doing everything. I was slowly losing interest in everything I loved doing, I was feeling more tired than before. Basically I wasn’t looking after myself. One day it all came crushing down I had NO motivation to do my work. I had lost a lot of interest in my business, it didn’t dawn on me I was heading for a big burn out. One morning I couldn’t get out of bed I was exhausted! I knew deep down something had to change. It was Me that had to change.

Below I help you how to avoid the burn out!

No one is immune to this dilemma however, there are ways you can prevent it from happening.

Interview coaching prospects carefully. The interview process is crucial for weeding out high-maintenance clients and to eliminate those who don’t want to do the work. I like to call them vampire clients: they suck the energy right out of you with their constant complaints, excuses, and questions. Trying to get a handle on this type of client in an interview process allows you to reject their business up front or to express your boundaries and expectations right away, allowing them to decide if working with you is the right decision for them.

Idea you can do in the above situation it is a good to create a planner write up your own questions that will help you and your client to be on the same page while working together. Most coaches give up on their clients in this situation. You don’t want to do this remember clients do talk to others and you don’t want bad word getting around about you as a coach so it’s important to work through the troubles this way you are helping them if they want to become a coach.

Automate, delegate, or eliminate time-consuming tasks. Running your own business alone can be time consuming and stressful. Not only are you coaching clients but you’re in charge of your billing, your monthly newsletter, your social media marketing, your real life networking events, and product creation. And this isn’t even a full list of all the background tasks you probably do! Taking some of these tasks off your daily to do list will free up time and eliminate some stress.

For example, allow your clients to schedule their calls online with an online scheduling program. If you have a budget, hire a virtual assistant and/or a bookkeeper. A VA can also help you streamline your processes so you might be able to combine or eliminate some tasks that are unnecessary.

Introducing you to Virtually Your’s I have used virtually yours they are very helpful there are many women who are willing to help you with anything you need and they are all professional in their field. You can book a discovery call with virtually yours HERE or you can see more details about Virtually Yours HERE! Having a VA will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your business.

Burn out doesn’t have to be inevitable. Get proactive by following these steps and learn how to relax and enjoy the special moments in life.

Plan your days. Use the time blocking or the Pomodoro method to focus on your projects during each day. At the end of each day, create a list for the following day. Write in a journal about any negative events that happened and how you can handle these situations better in the future. Knowing exactly what you have to do the following day allows you to leave work at the office (even if it’s just closing the door of your home office) and enjoy the evening with your family and friends.

Every month in your diary pick a date this date is YOUR TIME OUT! Spoil yourself do this every month. Book in for a massage or something you enjoy doing even go shopping if you want. It is nice to spoil yourself. This is really important part of you being your OWN boss is taking time out to unwind for yourself. Your brain needs a rest. Try not to work on weekends keep this time for yourself or spend it with your love ones. You want less stress not create more stress.

Calculate your prices carefully. When you pull random numbers out of thin air because they “sound good to you”, chances are you’re underpricing your time and devaluing your services. And if you happen to let an energy vampire slip through onto your client calendar, you’ll quickly start to resent them because they under paid and you’ll feel like you’re losing money every time you talk to them.

Don’t be afraid to charge what you are WORTH! You are worth everything, your time and your work.

Take care of yourself. Self-care is very important when running a business because if you’re off sick, there’s no one else to take over. Yes, you can give some of your work to your VA to do. However, there are things you would need to take care of and would not be able to if you’re sick.

A simple thing to do is to look after yourself like a pro is going to bed an hour earlier can help you wake up feeling refreshed. And, Unplug from electronics at least two hours before going to bed to allow your brain to slow down. If you feel you’re unable to fall asleep listen to a sleep music or read a book that is non business related this will help you to relax your mind. Also, add a daily exercise start going for early morning walks this always boosts your motivation and drink plenty of FRESH water intake is also important to flush out any germs and to keep your body healthy and flexible.

I have written two blog posts one: How to Balance Practicing Personal Self Care While Being Your OWN Boss. You can read it HERE! Two: Why Self-Confidence Matters – You can read it HERE!

If you don’t look after yourself you will continue to burn out and you won’t be able to be the BOSS you want to be. Beware of how much you are doing each day in your business. Try not to work all day drop your hours to five hours a day and make this a priority if you can. After all you want to enjoy what you do and also living the lifestyle you want to live.

Burn out doesn’t have to be inevitable. Get proactive by following these steps and learn how to relax and enjoy the special moments in life.

You can also check out ‘Growth to Confidence’ HERE!


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