22 April 2022

Happy Friday Luv,

If you’ve ever sat down at the end of a long day and questioned whether or not entrepreneurship is worth it, you’re not alone. Over the years, I’ve witnessed countless, talented entrepreneurs doubt themselves and their ability to succeed. If you can relate, rest assured it doesn’t automatically mean you’re not cut out for the vigorous life of an entrepreneur. It may just mean a few essential tweaks need to be made in your daily routine.

Lets look at a few ways to prevent burnout:

Get organized
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our daily work that our offices or workspace is a mess. We have a cluttered inbox and so many unread messages!
Set aside time every morning to organize your workspace, sort your emails and your to-do list. By starting your day fresh and organized, you’ll feel better about the day ahead and you’ll spend less time looking for things.

Time Block
This is “a time management method that asks you to divide your day into blocks of time. Each block is dedicated to accomplishing a specific task, or group of tasks, and only those specific tasks.”
It may seem tedious, but time blocking can be extremely useful! When you time block, you are preparing to accomplishing chosen tasks in a certain amount of time. Typically, you can set a timer and only focus on the tasks that are dedicated to that time slot. When the timer is up, you would move onto the next thing.

Take a break
How often do you just sit down at your desk at 9am and then look at the clock and it’s already 1pm? You haven’t moved, peed or eaten anything in hours!  That’s very unhealthy!
Get up often and move around, take short breaks to get up and stretch, this will help you refocus.

Eat lunch
And I mean, actually take a lunch like you would if you worked for a company, even if it’s a 20 minute break, take your food and walk away from your desk. Bring a book to read when you’re done eating. But actually moving away from your desk and computer can recharge your batteries like nothing else!

The misconception here is that in order to be refreshed, you need to take an entire week off. While a vacation might be in order, that’s not always possible. Don’t confuse the need for a vacation and simply a good night’s sleep!

Burnout doesn’t have to happen. Make space for gratitude as well, it is calming to the heart, mind, and your spirit. Striving to reach your goals is great, but, it’s equally important to take a few minutes to be thankful for where you are and how far you’ve come!

Have a wonderful weekend and take that much needed break ?

Til next time,

Jeanetta Cardine

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