Are you headed for burnout?

Last week I shared a blog post about depression and stress. THANK YOU to those of you who replied with personal stories and gratitude. I’m humbled so many of you found that article helpful.

If you are in overwhelm or fight depression as a business owner, you’re not alone.

As small business owners, a lot of us wonder “How I’m doing?”. Sometimes we know we’re in burnout mode. Sometimes we don’t realize it until it’s too late.

Score Yourself on 6 Key Areas of Time

Here’s a quick quiz to score yourself on your how well you’re managing your time and where you should focus to avoid burnout.

On a Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 lowest and 10 highest, how are you doing in these six key areas of your life?

Sleep — 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

How much and how well do you sleep?

Morning Ritual — 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Are you intentional about starting your day around your key priorities including exercise, prayer/study and goal planning?

Eating — 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Does your diet strengthen you or weaken you?

Commute — 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

How many problems do you take home from work?

Personal Time — 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Are you intentional about regular date nights, family time and recreation?

Work — 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

How much of your business is built around systems that allow you time freedom?

How did you score?

Total up your points and click here to see how you score on your overall relationship with time.

6-20 pts = “Help! My life is in chaos!”

We all drop into this category time to time, sometimes by our own doing, sometimes because the people around us are creating the chaos. This is not sustainable long term.

21-40 pts = “I have some good foundations, and some opportunities for improvement.”

Stress probably creates tension in your life but you’ve found some ways to manage and cope with it. Simple changes can make big differences!

41-60 pts = “My time is my own”

You’ve got good habits and systems in place. Challenge yourself to go from good to great in your weak areas.


If you found this quick quiz helpful, please click share above. Next week I’ll share a few ideas to help you improve your scores…even if you just want to go from an 8 to a 10.

What about you?

Where did you score the highest and the lowest? Please share below to help your peers. (Specific scores not needed.)

About The Author

Nicole Gebhardt

Nicole Gebhardt is the CEO of Niche Pressworks publishing, a Marketing Strategist and Certified Publishing Coach. Through marketing consulting and book publishing she helps Speakers, Coaches, Consultants and Business Leaders create compelling and effective messages to inspire people to action. Over the last 24 years she has helped build brands, expand influence, and equip authors who change the world.

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