How To Avoid End-Year Burnout As An Entrepreneur


The benefits of having end year holidays been game-changing: people come back happier, more productive, and filled with fresh ideas.As an entrepreneur,you should create ways to curb end year burnouts. After all,end year comes only once yearly. You should use this opportunity and rejuvenate yourself for the upcoming year. Without a doubt,It will bring in seen positive changes the following year. Here are ways to avoid the end-year burnout;


Book Your Time Off

The last thing you want to do is leave someone in the lurch while you’re away. Whether you’re the employee or the boss, you should always work with your team to choose the best time to take a vacation. This doesn’t mean you can’t go away if there’s a big project or presentation coming up — but whenever possible, try to coordinate your holidays so there’s always someone in the office to take care of business

Your  temporary replacement will support your team and move your projects forward in your absence. If something goes wrong, it will be their responsibility to figure it out  so make sure you appoint someone you trust.


Update Your Calendar

Your calendar is probably booked weeks or  even months in advance. Make sure you take time to reschedule existing meetings and block off your vacation days so people know you’re unavailable.

Communicate With Your Team

Communication is absolutely critical for the ‘go dark’ plan to work. It’s up to you to get everyone aligned on the plan for when you’re out of office. It can be as simple as sending a calendar invite to your team so they know when you’ll be gone, and letting them know who you’ve chosen as your temporary replacement. When the whole team is clear on who is doing what, everyone is set up for success.

Review Missing Systems, Opportunities, and Potential Roadblocks

No matter how much prep you do before your vacation, it’s impossible to predict every block or challenge that might arise. That’s why it’s important to discuss ahead of time and have a plan in place for potential crises

Meet with your temporary replacement  and your team and make a plan — for the good and the bad. Give your him/her a detailed breakdown of what needs to be done and when, especially for time-sensitive tasks. Anticipate potential roadblocks and brainstorm opportunities to avoid or overcome them. Give your team a chance to ask questions and make sure all the bases are covered.

Ensure your temporary replacement is prepared

If  your replacement fails, it’s usually due to a lack of planning and communication on your part. To avoid a situation like this, have a final check-in before you go. Ensure they have everything they need to be successful in your absence, and follow up on any last minute updates.

Set your ‘out-of-office’ messages

You’re almost ready to board the plane or a train. But don’t forget to set up an automatic email response and update your voicemail greeting. Let people know when you’ll be back and direct all correspondence to your temporary replacement. This will ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.

At this point, ask your assistant to change your passwords post-departure, so that you  literally cannot have  access to work emails . Even with a detailed plan, it can be a challenge to fully let go. Cutting yourself off completely removes the temptation to check in when you should be checking out.

Get the vacation going

Okay, now it’s time. Relax, recharge and go on a vacation. Take advantage of the chance to truly ‘disappear’.Unplug from your devices, resist the urge to check emails, and take a total technology blackout. You will return feeling rested, refreshed and ready to take on the world

So don’t be the person checking work emails while you’re checking in to a beachfront resort. The next time you head off the grid, follow these steps and you will thank me later.

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