How Do You Combat Burnout as an Entrepreneur?

Adama J. Adama
2 min readMay 14, 2021
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Do you know burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion common to entrepreneurs?

Do you also know that learning how to maximise your time as an entrepreneur is a great way to combat burnout?

Managing your time effectively will help you make suitable plans, complete your tasks on time, and still observe a good amount of sleep, which is essential to the human body.

I understand that hacking productivity through proper time management is important for entrepreneurs.

So, here are a few ways to combat burnout and maximise time, and yes, my non-entrepreneur pals are welcome to try them out.

Sometimes, you may get choked by your tasks and it can lead to brain burnout.

When you feel this way, pause your task and take a walk or do things to distract your mind for a while.

This will help you relax and look at all the tasks with fresh eyes to ensure they still align with your company and customer goals.

It will also help boost your creativity and refresh your mind.

Secondly, have a physical calendar where you can block out time or make checklists. While using it, find a way to differentiate important tasks from unimportant ones and allocate appropriate time to each.

Track time to observe if allocated time was exceeded or underused. You also need to record breaks and extra activities.

So, after a certain period, evaluate how well you maximised your time and find ways to do it even better.

When you master the art of time management, combatting burnout and stress at work becomes seamless.

We all have 24 hours a day and how well you manage them will boost your overall productivity.

Have you learnt a tip or two on how to maximise your time and combat burnout?

Or would you love to share a tip that has worked for you over the years?

Do leave a comment below, I’ll be glad to learn.



Adama J. Adama

The Chairman of Enadama Group. The Founder and CEO of Farm4Me Agriculture Limited.