Entrepreneurs are, by nature, fixers. And we’re often very stubborn fixers at that. We see it as our job to dig in and repair whatever isn’t working in our businesses in order to reach optimum effectiveness. Under normal circumstances, this serves us well.
However, burnout isn’t a nail. It isn’t a standard problem that we can fix by concentrating on it and executing a strategy. Unlike other problems, we can’t work through burnout while we ignore our underlying stress and exhaustion.
That only makes it worse. We have to look at burnout like an underlying injury to our body and mind. Burnout is your mind and body telling you to change what you’re doing, not lean further into it. Ignoring the symptoms of burnout only makes the injury worse.