As a home service business owner, you juggle so many different tasks. Between marketing and sales to customer service and bookkeeping – how on earth are you supposed to make room to grow your business? You know – the thing you’ve worked so hard to get up and running.
Still, you know that you’re doomed to fall flat on your face if you keep going at this rate. You know that you are destined for burnout. And how are you to keep your business thriving not just when you’re busy but when you feel like giving up?
It happens to the best of us. You try to find humor in the irony of how working so hard only seems to set you up for failure. But more than anything, you might be feeling frustrated, worried, tired, and stressed.
When it seems impossible to find the time to do it all, the most straightforward answer we can give you is, don’t. Stop searching for what you can’t make more of, and make the most of the time and resources you have.
If you’re on the verge of burnout as a home service business owner, here are three things you need to try right away:
Work On Your Time Management Skills
As a growing home service business owner, it is imperative that you use your time wisely. Create daily to-do lists and weekly schedules and stick to them. This will help you stay on track and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Also, avoid the urge to multi-task and focus on one thing at a time. Pay attention to where you might be losing time in a day and dedicate that time to a higher priority.
Take Care Of Yourself
Another tip is to make sure you are taking time for yourself. This may seem impossible when you have a business to run, but it is important to prioritize your physical and mental health. Take care of yourself by covering the basics, like getting adequate sleep and eating well. Schedule some time for exercise, relaxation, and socializing – even if just a few minutes each day. Each of
these plays an instrumental role in keeping those creative and productive juices flowing.
Right now, you’re the only one running the show. Make time for yourself before you get overwhelmed, stressed out, or experience any other negative effects of burnout.
Delegate What You Can
Finally, one key way to prevent burnout is to delegate some administrative tasks. By delegating some of the work, you can focus on the parts of your business that you enjoy most and are most important to growing your business.
The best way to do this is to hire an assistant. And not only an assistant, but a virtual one. This is someone whom you won’t need to set aside time to train in an office. Because, let’s face it, if you’re still reading this blog for business burnout advice, you don’t have time for that, either.
If you are a business owner still trying to juggle it all, asking for help might not come naturally to you. So here is how you can practice: delegate to us. At Home Service VA, we will help you outline your business needs and carefully select your ideal VA accordingly.
We’ll also guide you through the mindset work needed to form the best possible relationship with your new VA. But for now, the biggest mindset shift that needs to happen is telling yourself you don’t need to do it all alone. In fact, you’ll grow faster and farther if you don’t.