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Burnout is a real thing.

I know, I’ve been there. But it doesn’t have to be your reality. It’s real, it affects us all, and I can tell you, there is a way to stay ahead of it.

Many founder-entrepreneurs are working 15 hour days, 7 days a week, just to keep up with their startups’ demands that are understaffed or underfunded in some way. Burnout is a common and unfortunate experience, and while we’ve all heard of successful founders or entrepreneurs recovering from burnout, it can be a struggle to avoid burnout in the first place. We all want to succeed in our online and business ventures, but the truth is, if you don’t care for yourself, eventually you’ll burn out. This is not ideal for your business, as you’ll then be stuck often unable to keep things above water as opposed to taking a balanced approach to avoid burnout in the first place.

Why burnout exists

There are three main reasons why you can get burned out: 1) not having enough people on your team, 2) the pace of your business in relation to your time, and 3) too much stress/not enough support. I’m going to focus on #3 today because that is the one that most people struggle with. There’s a lot to cover but I thought I would start with #3 for this post. The good news is that there are three easy steps you can take to avoid burnout! Prioritizing yourself and your well being will pay off, I promise!

 

 

 

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 Step 1: Find Your Work-Life Balance

 

I know what it feels like to want that five hour workday. I’m not against work, but I am against putting in more than 18 hours a day. If you’re burning out, then it’s time to figure out your schedule and find a way of working that works for you..that doesn’t entail sacrificing your personal life or your health. Figure out what hours work best for you, and stick with those.

 

Step 2: Take Breaks Often 

 

I’m not saying you need to go on a full on vacation cruise to the Bahamas, but you should definitely take regular breaks, and at least one vacation a year if possible. The only way that your business is going to run well is if you’re in full control of your mental processes and personality, and breaks/vacations help with this. When you return from your time away, you will be refreshed and ready for anything.

 

Step 3: Surround Yourself With Good People/Take A Break From Your Team

 

It is important to surround yourself with good people. Not just people who can help take care of your business, but good people who are good influences on you. You should also take a break from your team every now and again to gain some perspective and address any issues before they reach a boiling point.

An interesting article I read (while searching for answers) mentioned that you should “remove yourself from the situation” to solve problems, which is how I came up with this last suggestion. Taking a break will help you gather your thoughts, become more motivated, speak more clearly, and lead your team more effectively.

 

How To Avoid Burnout When You Have No Choice But To Work Long Hours

 

Burnout isn’t always avoidable. When you have no choice but to burn out, you can still take some steps to avoid it. Some people are naturally more motivated than others, but even the most hardworking people will experience burnout at one point or another.

If you’ve decided that your business is worth working for, I hope this post gave you some ideas of how to keep things fresh so that you don’t lose your motivation. If you’re still burning out even though there are ways to protect yourself from burnout, then I suggest finding a substitute job to help your company function while keeping up with your workload. These jobs should involve work that requires less time commitment and less stress than your other job responsibilities.

Daily practices that support the hard work you do can be game changing in your overall wellness and productivity. A great morning routine can make a big difference in your well being, and I highly recommend keeping your face out of screens for the first hour. Even though there are always more things to do, your mental health and overall state of being will be happier if you pace yourself and wait to “plug in” until you’ve plugged into yourself. Your morning should be a time when you can focus within yourself, and remember why you started. Check out this post on how to do a digital detox without fully doing a digital detox – because I know that may not be in your cards right now, momboss.

What can I do for you?

I help motivated mompreneurs build & maintain profitable blogs and thrive in their online businesses! No matter where you are today, together we can get you to your goals and beyond!

 

I use a balanced, no-burnout approach that pairs actionable steps with results-driven personalized solutions for your unique path in online business. Even if you’re in the “I have an idea but literally nothing else” phase, I’ll help you find your flow and build and execute a sustainable plan! Have tons of ideas, but no direction or otherwise need help getting going or support along the way? I’ve got you covered there too.

 

It would be an honor to help you reach your goals!  Whenever you’re ready, request more info on how we can work together here! Prefer to DIY it? Get on the VIP list below for exclusive pricing on a step by step guide to starting a profitable blog/business! 

 

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Oh, but who am I you ask?

I’m just a basic everyday work at home tech mom who’s really a hardcore nerd at heart. My passion is strong for creating digital things while providing value and sharing the knowledge I have gained along the way. Stay up to date for blog posts, how to videos and sneak peeks into my life by subscribing to my social channels and email list below! Expand the sections below to learn a little more about me and what got this whole blogging thing started… read more about me below.

Jennifer Wakumelo

In addition to blogging & helping others online, I am a mother, wife and complete technology enthusiast. My greatest passion lies in creating – whether it be building blogs, writing, graphics, or recipes! My husband and I have built so many websites and other digital goodies together and we really enjoy the process.

I’ve been in healthcare from 9-5 for the last 10 years, spending my evenings, weekends, and vacation days learning and creating online. Luckily, my passion for creation has overlapped at times with my corporate jobs, however, it is not enough to satisfy my desire to create. Blogging is something I love, and the daily work at it has paid off! Without people like you spending time with me online and seeing the value in what I have created, I would not be here now. That being said, THANK YOU, it is an honor that you are here reading this now!

This passion for website building and social media was really uncovered in 2014, when my husband and I realized we wanted to start a blog related to my health journey, in order to help others in similar situations. We built our family’s first blog, Real Food To Heal, from the ground up and have been rebuilding it and making new ones for ourselves and others ever since. In recent years, Our Blog Life was born and turned into one of our most profitable public facing online ventures, only second to our Web Design agency where we offer custom sites and marketing services. 

Like most bloggers of the early blogging days, it all began as a hobby and although it’s turned to a business, I like to call it a profitable hobby since it’s really still as fun as the day I started! I’ve since built websites for family and friends, and have provided guidance to countless people on their website and online business-building journeys. If you want to chat about that, I can totally point you in the right direction to DIY your own online passion! I offer unique and customized solutions for working with mompreneurs and women looking for guidance in their online ventures. Whether you need a one time “get you on track” option or ongoing support, every package I offer comes with resources and VIP discounts on future products and services.

Reach out below and let’s get you on your path to thriving online!

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