How to Avoid Burnout
Plenty of entrepreneurs warn that burnout is inevitable when you’re constantly working, but Grant Cardone doesn’t believe that’s the case. Practice his favorite tips to avoid burnout below:
Focus on your purpose
If you have your purpose in mind – aka the reason why you’re doing what you’re doing – it’s pretty hard to be burnt out. Why would you feel exhausted and unmotivated when you’re focused on reaching your goals and excited about your future? In fact, the more you focus on your purpose, the harder you’ll be able to work! “If you have purpose, more action will NOT burn you out, it will only fan the flame,” Grant says.
Identify problems you can solve
To prevent burnout, you need to determine what exactly is making you feel burnt out in the first place. Next, you need to figure out how to solve that specific issue and that issue alone. For example, working less hours or leaving work early won’t make you feel better if the problem is your negative coworkers, not the number of hours you’re working. “If you’re attacking the wrong problems, you won’t see success—and hence, begin to feel burned out,” confirms Grant.
When you’re stressed, tired, and stretched for time, it’s easy to put exercise on the backburner. However, Grant suggests you make even more of an effort to make exercise a priority during these times of burnout. “Exercising daily is an investment in your greatest asset—you,” he says. Exercising every day – even if it’s just for a little bit – will improve your physical and mental health and decrease burnout. “A proven way to increase confidence and energy is to exercise,” advises Grant.
Lean on your family and friends
You can focus on your purpose, identify and solve problems, and exercise, but there still might come a time when you need to lean on those around you. This is perfectly okay! Spending time with friends and family – whether you’re venting about work or doing a completely different activity all together for the sake of distraction – is a great way to decrease burnout. Just make sure these people are positive influences in your life and willing to motivate you rather than discourage you. “If the people around you are giving you advice to slow down or to take it easy – you are surrounded by the wrong people,” Grant warns.
Burnout can take a toll on anyone, but it can definitely be avoided with Grant’s advice. Are you interested in learning more tips and tricks from Grant himself? Register for one of his free events here.