Small business owners deal with many responsibilities when it comes to the business they’re growing. Not only are they the CEO but they also have to be the sales manager, the marketing manager,social media manager and accountant to name a few. At times trying to balance all of these different roles can leave the small business owner feeling like there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re a small business owner reading this then you can attest to what I’ve just said. Truth is, while the small business owner might not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel that they’re currently traversing they keep pushing ahead knowing that they will get there soon enough.
Throughout the journey of growing the business it becomes easier losing the work life balance that they once had prior to creating the company. Unfortunately, small business owners go out less with friends and family, spend less time with their church family and less of the things they enjoyed doing because quite honestly there isn’t enough time in the day for them to fit everything into the twenty four hour day. So if you’re friends or family with a small business owner, don’t take their absence personally. In fact, the best thing you can do for them is call them, text them or even email them (they are likely in the inbox anyway) to let them know you’re thinking about them and that you support them. This will do way more to boost their morale than you realize.
But small business owners, finding time in your day to remain grounded when all else around you seems to be floating away is important. Highly important in fact; without taking time out of your day or at the least once per week to stay grounded in what helps keep you at peace you’ll quickly burn yourself out. It’s a fact that burnout can unfortunately cost your company money and no small business owner can afford to lose money. So it’s in the best interest of the small business owner to add not only spiritual practices into their to do list but regular everyday life practices as well.
Below are some tips that can be done 10-20 minutes per day that I encourage my friends, clients and followers to do if they are business owners and I encourage you to practice some of them in order to avoid the costly burnout. Remember, these tips don’t have to be done every day but they should be incorporated at some point throughout the week.
- Enjoy moments! Go get fresh air, to eat something healthy, to have a glass of wine, to laugh or to make a phone call to someone near and dear to your spirit
- Read a few pages in the book that you’ve been wanting to read.
- Meditate or pray for 5-10 minutes a day
- Watch something motivational
- Go for a walk or a quick jog
- Prep dinner
- Basically, do anything that will take your mind of your business