How to Deal with your Team’s Burn Out

MHAburnoutblog-2

As an Entreprenista, your business is not just a job, it’s a passion. You put in long hours, sweat and tears, and endless effort to make it successful. However, this can often lead to burnout, especially during times of high stress. And with May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s important to address this issue and take care of your team’s mental wellbeing, as well.

Here’s how to identify, speak to your employees about, and deal with burnout with your employees:

Identifying Burnout

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Some common signs of burnout include decreased productivity, lack of motivation, exhaustion, irritability, and decreased job satisfaction.

It’s important to recognize these signs in your employees so that you can take action before it becomes a bigger issue. Consider having regular check-ins with your team and pay attention to changes in their behavior or attitude.

Speaking to Your Employees

Approaching the topic of burnout can be difficult, but it’s important to do so in a sensitive and empathetic manner. Consider having a one-on-one conversation with your employee and starting the conversation with an open-ended question like “how are you feeling?”

If your employee expresses that they are experiencing burnout, offer support and encourage them to take time off if needed. Consider offering mental health resources or encouraging them to seek outside help if necessary. Let them know that their wellbeing is a top priority and that you are there to support them.

Dealing with Burnout

Preventing burnout is key, but it’s also important to have a plan in place to deal with it if it does happen. Consider implementing flexible working hours or allowing your employees to work from home. Encourage your team to take breaks throughout the day and to take time off when needed.

Tips for your conversation:

  • Express your concern and let them know that you are there to support them
  • Encourage them to take time off if needed, and assure them that their workload can be managed in their absence
  • Offer mental health resources or encourage them to seek outside help if necessary
  • Remind them that their mental health and wellbeing is a top priority, and that taking care of themselves is important for their productivity and job satisfaction
  • Work together to come up with a plan to prevent future burnout, such as flexible working hours, mental health resources, or self-care practices
  • Follow up regularly and continue to check in on their wellbeing

As an Entreprenista, it’s important to lead by example and prioritize your own mental wellbeing as well. Take breaks when needed, prioritize self-care, and make time for things outside of work.

Burnout is a serious issue that can affect the mental health and wellbeing of your employees. As a founder, it’s important to recognize the signs of burnout and have a plan in place to prevent and deal with it. Approach the topic with sensitivity and empathy, and prioritize the mental health of your team. Let National Mental Health Awareness Month be a reminder to take care of yourself and your team. 

If you found this article informative and you’re interested in joining our community of founders at The Entreprenista League, you can learn more here to discover a network of ambitious Entreprenistas who are dedicated to supporting each other in both business and life. By joining us today, you’ll have access to exclusive resources, access to connect with like-minded founders, and advance your entrepreneurial journey with the support of a strong community.

Share it!

Posted in
Tags

Leave a Comment





Shaping the Future of Media Production with Lena Jenkins-Smith

“As a leader, I knew that it was important for me to know the job. I have to know what it takes financially, physically, mentally to do any job. I would never want to tell somebody to do a job and be responsible for managing them in that position if I didn’t know what the…

Self-Care as a Leadership Strategy with BetterHelp’s Haesue Jo

“You’re pushing yourself beyond what you feel is comfortable, which means you’re gonna have chapters of discomfort or feeling like, ‘I’m not really sure if I’m there yet. And sometimes that’s true. Sometimes you’re not there yet. It’s good to tune into that because then you know where you should be focusing to improve.” In…

Tara Magalski on Founding a Spirit-Led Community for Holistic Health

Hi, Tara! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: My name is Tara Magalski, and I am a wellness maven and the founder of Divine Lifestyles, and the DL Collective: a membership-style spirit-led community and online holistic health + healing resource center, an online sanctuary to experience a deeper state of alignment…

Tysheda Williams on Her Journey to Founding a Luxury Experience Company

Hi, Tysheda! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Hi, I’m Tysheda Williams. With an unwavering passion for curating enchanting experiences, I’ve spent years cultivating memories that transcend borders. From exploring the historic wonders of Europe to immersing myself in the vibrant cultures of Asia, the opulence of Dubai, and countless more…

Mayra Gomez-Sanchez on Her BIPOC Copywriting and Marketing Company

Hi, Mayra! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Hello everyone, I’m Mayra (my-rah) Founder and CEO of Cultural Visionaries – a copywriting and marketing strategy and a Latina-run company. I write for BIPOC business owners—and anyone who shares my values and vision—wanting to create a meaningful impact on other people’s lives.…

Making a Marketing Impact with Lindsey Breitwieser

“We don’t have to do a million things, we just have to do the right things. We often feel like ‘I don’t have a big budget to spend on ads and that’s why I’m not successful.’ We’re chasing all of these different marketing tactics… In truth, we don’t actually need to be doing that much.”…

Kwandaa Roberts Shares Her Success Story Making Modern Dollhouses

Hi, Kwandaa! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I’m Kwandaa Roberts, an OB/GYN and interior designer who sells high-style, modern dollhouses called Tiny House Calls. What excites you about being an Entreprenista League member? I have found networking with other women entrepreneurs to be one of the most important tools in…

Personalizing Maternal Wellness through One Tribe with Emilie Fritz Veloso

“Keep the momentum going. And that’s continuous meetings, continuous networking. And then set dates really set a, ‘We are looking to raise this by this time,’ so that you give yourself a deadline, and you give the investors a deadline, and you can hold yourself to it.” In this episode of Entreprenista, we sat down…

Caitlin Murphy on Her Freight Firm and Passion for Philanthropy

Hi, Caitlin! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Hi, my name is Caitlin Murphy and I am the Founder and CEO of Global Gateway Logistics, a global freight forwarding firm. My firm optimizes and simplifies the global shipping process. What excites you about being an Entreprenista League member? It can be…

Tabitha DeSeranno on Discovering Her Passion and Launching a Branding Company

Hi, Tabitha! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Hi, I’m Tabitha, the creative force behind Vivid Pixel Studio, where I blend strategy, design, and storytelling to craft impactful online presences for passionate service providers. I specialize in creating bespoke websites, impactful brands, and tailored marketing strategies to help service-based businesses not…

Transforming Your Mindset Through Hypnosis & NLP with Billé Frazier

“You know, it hurts. Nobody likes rejection and somebody didn’t like you—whether it be in a relationship or in a job. But you have to figure out how to get up and dust yourself off and make it work. And that’s a large part of what I try to impart to my clients, too, when…

Dr. Christina Jerger Shares About Her Femininity Coaching Business

Hi, Christina! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I’m Dr. Christina and the CEO and Founder of femsaloud based in Los Angeles, CA. I offer luxurious femininity coaching for female entrepreneurs, executives, and celebrities. With LA’s #1 VIP femininity makeover I make elite women irresistibly feminine and thriving in life. Whether…

Creating a Meal-Kit Revolution with Ooshma Garg

“[You’re] spending money and growing not at a sustainable pace, but at this hyper-accelerated pace in order to rapidly take up market share and drown out competitors. When you keep raising money to do that, you keep giving more and more people big chunks of your business. The only way it works is if you…

Marine Turned Chef Joanne Thomas Shares About Her Cooking Career and Business

Hi, Joanne! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Hi! I’m Chef Joanne Thomas, a world-renowned culinary artist known for exceptional skills, creative flair, and dedication to the art of cooking. With a career spanning decades, I’ve curated a collection of custom-blended spices, gourmet butters, and other culinary delights that cater to…

Joanie French On Her Business That Creates Unforgettable Experiences Through Nature

Hi, Joanie! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Hey there! I’m Joanie, the creative mind behind Harmony Escape Experiences. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, I’m passionate about crafting unforgettable moments through personalized events. As an Office Administrator by day and an aspiring entrepreneur always, I’m on a mission to create harmonious and…