Ever feel trapped by your business? You're not alone. Job burnout is a growing phenomenon among UK entrepreneurs. A recent survey found that 60% of business owners are unhappy with their work/life balance, while 38% even said they had experienced relationship problems at home as a result.
Burnout syndrome is defined as a prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job. In general terms, burnout is the body's response to the failure of coping strategies to manage stress levels.
Oxfordshire entrepreneur Tom Woodard, who sold his event registration software business in 2015, speaks for many business owners when he says: "I was ready for a change. I didn't have the same level of energy I had 20+ years ago. I was always conscious that I needed to be on hand, and lots of customers knew me personally and wanted to deal with me."