Unfortunately, fatigue is something most entrepreneurs are very familiar with. We walk around with it all day and sleep in it during the night. When we’re supposed to be resting, we’re dreaming, thinking, and obsessing over those last few tasks we didn’t get to that day.
Fatigue of the body isn’t the only fatigue to look out for; mental, emotional, and even spiritual fatigue are also very prominent within this space. If you find yourself unable to think straight, answer easy questions, or complete daily tasks that you’re usually on top of, you might simply be tired.
We know something about that at TK and we want to give you a few things to consider when you get too tired to function.
Set Up Times To Get Away
One of the hardest things for entrepreneurs to do is take some time to rest and rejuvenate. We’re always worried about the work we’ll miss or the pile of emails we’ll return to but the reality is, if we don’t take time to rest, we’ll never recover and operate at 100%. Taking time to get away isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity! You don’t always have to schedule a lavish vacation. You can choose two days for a quick trip or go visit a friend who has a peaceful home. However you do it, setting up time to get away is essential to healing from fatigue.
Say No to Overcommitting
This is another difficult one, especially as an entrepreneur or small business owner. We’re always looking for opportunities to advance, make money, and grow our business therefore, we tend to overcommit for the sake of progress. If you want to curve your fatigue, you HAVE to learn how to say no when your plate is full. When opportunities present themselves, whether personal or professional, you have to assess your time, capacity, and reward to determine whether or not it’s worth it. Saying no to new opportunities can be difficult but your future self will thank you.
There comes a time when all the rest and offloading won’t help you because you need to take on more in order to move forward but you don’t have the capacity yourself to make things happen the way you need to. THat means, it’s time to hire help. It’s time to bring people on that can help expand your capacity by giving you more arms and legs to get things done. Many of us have budget limitations or we simply aren’t sure who to hire and what to ask them for. In order to figure this out, you’ll have to take a little bit of time away from your everyday tasks in order to plan and strategize.
The bottom line is, you will have to make sacrifices in order to conquer fatigue. Something is going to have to change, and it starts with you.
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