Burnout is becoming more common than ever in the professional world, especially among entrepreneurs. You may feel tired, unmotivated or even irritable as a result of working too much without adequate rest periods and time for yourself.

From overbooking meetings to maintaining an erratic sleep schedule, there are numerous practices that might be contributing to this condition. It's important to prevent and address burnout as soon as you recognize it so you can function at 100 percent instead of feeling stretched too thin.

Below, seven entrepreneurs share some unhealthy habits that might be causing you to burn yourself out and how you can get back on the right course.

Not building a strong company foundation.

In today's fast-moving business world, it's easy to forget about self-care when you're busy focusing on project launches, employee workloads, and keeping your business afloat.

"Coming from a software/information field oriented around sneakers, I understand that things move fast, and you have to act quickly," says Sai Morar, director of Soleus IO. "For me, I found investing the time to improve foundations and overall architecture over the whole business can alleviate a lot of stress that comes down to mishaps."

Not having a support system in place.

Working parents rarely get breaks or time to themselves. Parent entrepreneurs like Kaitlyn Witman, co-founder and COO of Rainfactory, often go straight from caring for their business to caring for their children, and the only way to stave off burnout is to have a strong support network and childcare options in place. 

"I reorganized my entire company's schedule around days of the week, leaving Fridays as the most flexible day," Witman says. "Be sure to build your week and your support network around ways to delegate so that you can bring your whole, best self to your company, your home and yourself."

Failing to maintain boundaries.

If you are letting your work life and activities bleed into your personal life, even a few times a week, it can quickly lead to burnout, says Matthew Capala, CEO of Alphametic. Setting and maintaining firm boundaries with your personal life is the best way to combat this. 

"Maintain a calendar so that time with loved ones and family is not overlapping work time," explains Capala. "There is an uncomfortable discourse around work-life balance and the proselytization around doing what you love. There needs to be room for just relaxing and doing nothing with loved ones."

Overbooking yourself into meetings.

Back-to-back meetings are all too common in the professional world, and it's easy to let your schedule get eaten up. Emily Stallings, co-founder of Casely, recommends setting specific days and times just for meetings and leaving other blocks of time free.

"If you're not managing your calendar, you may find that your entire week is getting booked with back-to-back meetings, leaving you little to no time to work on the things that propel you and your business forward," Stallings says. "By taking better control of your calendar, you may be able to buy back some of your time so it's not monopolized by stressors outside of your control."

Working constantly out of guilt or anxiety.

Despite the prominence of "hustle culture," working all day, every day is not the path to success, says Fehzan Ali, co-founder of Adscend Media

"Constantly working is a clear recipe for regular inefficiency and burnout," Ali notes. "To fix this, it's important to understand why you are working so frequently. Oftentimes, this is due to a feeling of guilt about not working toward your dream or other feelings like anxiety. It's worth considering tools like daily journaling to stay ahead of your emotions."

Not prioritizing sleep.

Many entrepreneurs struggle to find enough hours in the day to tend to important business tasks. Salvador Ordorica, CEO of The Spanish Group, says he would often jump back into work late at night. However, this cost him leisure time, quality time with family, and sleep. 

"In the long run, I found myself more stressed out, tired, and overall burned out faster and less capable of being productive during regular work hours," Ordorica explains. "Nowadays, I am much more strict with my sleep schedule, and instead put more effort into scheduling my day out and planning around specific goals."

Trying to 'do it all' without delegating.

According to Chad Keller, CEO of Motivated Leads, entrepreneurs often burn themselves out by trying to do everything themselves instead of delegating tasks and letting employees make mistakes. 

"If you allow employees to make mistakes sometimes, they'll learn from them and do better in the future," Keller says. "Just because you know how to do it better or quicker doesn't mean you should do it."