Business Owner Burnout: Signs You Have It & How to Recover

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Being a real estate business owner is exciting, and in the beginning, you'll be spending many, many hours a day at work trying to get your business on its feet. Though you want to succeed, you have to make sure that you don't throw yourself into business owner burnout, which is a very real thing.


The number one reason that business owners get burned out is because of stress and trying to do everything themselves. In this blog, you will find a few signs to watch out for that you are heading for burnout and a few tips for recovering before you crash.


Signs of Burnout


The signs that your stress levels are reaching crash status are actually pretty simple.

  • You feel overwhelmed and exhausted

  • You've become cynical and frustrated about everything

  • You're having problems thinking well

  • You're at work...even when you're not

  • You're treating other people badly

  • You're not sleeping

  • Your performance has dropped off, at work and at home

  • You have health issues that need to be addressed


These are only a few of the top signs that you need to take a step back and ask for help. There are ways to recover from this type of burnout, however.


Don't Turn to Sleeping Pills or Pick Me Uppers



So many business owners, turn to sleeping pills to get a nights rest and pick me uppers to get them going in the morning that it's scary. There are natural methods to relieve your stress that don't involve using any type of drugs.


For example, try taking a lavender scented bath before bed or taking a morning run. Yoga and meditation are great stress relievers as well and can help you get going in the morning. If you have a problem with any type of substance abuse, please contact the professionals at a treatment center like for help as soon as possible.


Unplug at Night



One of the most significant stress inducers for most owners of businesses are those late night emails that you can't help but answer on your phone or the laptop that you take to bed to just finish up one more hour of work.


While it might not be an easy thing to do, set a specific time each night that you unplug from the business and everything to do with it. If this means buying a Big Ben alarm clock to get you up in the mornings, and leaving your phone in another room, then that's what you need to do. Remember, to have a successful business, you have to have a life outside of the office, plain and simple.


Being a business owner comes with many obligations, and at times it can be hard to leave the work at the office when you clock out for the day. However, if you want to be a success and still have a family to enjoy the fruits of your labor with, you truly have no choice but to relax and unwind on occasion


Does this resonate with you? What advice do you have?


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