Avoid Burnout by Separating Work and Home

Dan Kallen
Director of Content, Coaches Only
Business, CrossFit

Whether you own a gym or you’re training clients where someone else pays the rent, you are a business owner and you have certain things in common with other business owners. Among these commonalities is a tendency to burn out.


Yes, I see that writing about burnout at the start of January seems like bad timing, but trust me. You need to hear this now, because later will be too late.


As business owners, we tend to get spread thin. You’ve probably heard that before, and I‘m here to add my two cents (and my 4,000+ group sessions coached). We say yes to too many things—to customers and staff, and to our own ideas, expectations, and ambitions. Spread so thin, we wind up bringing home not only the workload, but also the stress. And that's a formula for burnout. So I’m going to make a case that you need to say "No" to more things, and you need to separate home and work. 


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