Web Business Weekly #41

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re on the verge of burnout?
I’ve got it right now.
It’s a strange feeling… a kind of anxious jittery-ness. Gotta keep checking my phone in case I miss something…
I’m even typing this from the gym, which is meant to be a break. Here’s proof, I even made a sad face for you 😛
The whole thing is so weird though. I’m super excited about the business. The new Agency Highway podcast is getting way more downloads than I expected, there’s awesome guests lined up, and Content Snare is showing strong growth.
So what’s up with my brain throwing a hissy fit.
Pretty simple really…
Too much work. With all this stuff going on, my workload flew through the roof.
Baby boomers in the audience are probably like “damn millennials wouldn’t know real work if it slapped them in the face like a big wet trout”.
Maybe they are right.
But also maybe constantly thinking about work even when you aren’t working is just unhealthy AF.
There are so many horror stories of entrepreneurs hitting that point of burnout and it ruining them for weeks.
Ain’t nobody got time for that.
So when this feeling starts coming on, it’s time to chill out for a bit.
Spend some time outside.
Go away for the weekend.
Finishing work a bit early and no phones or screens after that.
Do something non-work related during the day *gasp*
There’s no shame in taking a break when it’s needed.
It’s much worse on the other side of burnout.
It’s not always as easy as just taking a break though. Especially in the agency space… so many of us have so much to do all the time. Client work takes time.
If you’re in this position… where you can’t take a break because there’s too much stuff you need to do for clients… your biggest priority right now should be fixing that.
That might mean systems and processes. Automation. Hiring someone. Whatever it takes to drop your workload and keep you sane.

James Rose

James is the co-founder of Content Snare and Aktura Technology. Once a web designer, his new priority is to help web designers and developers regain their lives, work less and get better clients.

He does this by writing helpful posts, building software and working with web designers to deliver the complex web development that they don't normally handle.

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