Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Prevent Work Burnout with Outsourcing

Are you in at risk for burnout? Burnout is a state of chronic stress that can cause physical and mental exhaustion, detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness. It’s not uncommon for many high-achieving professionals to experience the throes of burnout, which often occur slowly over time.

However, there are ways to prevent burnout. If you can recognize the signs and symptoms of burnout before it occurs, you may avoid experiencing it altogether. Be aware of these common signs of burnout.

Chronic stress

We all experience stress throughout our day, but when work-related stress becomes chronic and debilitating, it’s often a sign of impending burnout. If your heavy workload is giving you stress, consider the benefits of outsourcing tasks to a third party company. Business operations like assembly, packaging, and shipping can all be outsourced and as a result, ease your heavy workload.


Both mental and physical exhaustion can take a toll on anyone. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, your workload may be too overwhelming. One way to prevent exhaustion is by delegating some of your work tasks. While it can be difficult for small business owners to learn to delegate, relinquishing some responsibilities can free you up to focus on other aspects of running your business.

Never taking a break

Without breaks throughout the day, feelings of stress can become overwhelming. Yet for many business owners, work overload causes breaks and vacations to fall by the wayside. Avoid this problem by structuring your workday with plenty of short breaks and scheduling vacation time. If your workload is becoming unbearable, it may be time to start outsourcing tasks like assembly, packaging, and shipping to a trusted third party company.

Outsourcing services like those offered at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries can help improve your business’s productivity and reduce excess stress. We have over a century of professional expertise handling projects like industrial packaging, assembly, and fulfillment for small businesses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Contact us today to learn more and arrange a free tour of our facilities.