Managing a side hustle business along with full-time work and home commitments can be difficult. The amount of work you’re required to accomplish on nights and weekends can be overwhelming and exhausting.
When fatigue sets in it’s easy to become discouraged; you may even consider giving up. However, before you throw in the towel on your side hustle consider these tips to reenergize and inspire you.
Remember your goal
Reflect on what motivated you to begin your side hustle in the first place. Whether your intention was to pay off debt or become a solopreneur, take yourself back to the time when you decided to launch your side business. Visualize the end result you’ve always imagined. If you still feel passionate about achieving your goal, continue forging on. If your goals have changed, take some time to chart a new path for achievement.
Take a break
Take a break! Take a night or two off from your side hustle to recharge yourself. Take the time to do something you enjoy. For example, make your favorite dinner, watch a movie, or go for a walk. Do a non-side hustle task that’s been nagging you such as folding your laundry or cleaning out your car. Taking a break from the rigorous schedule of your side hustle will help refresh and reinvigorate you.
Make a plan
Set aside time to go over your to-do list, deadlines, and goals. Make a list of everything you need to accomplish to get yourself back on track. Create a schedule for the work that needs to be finished and carve out specific times for each task. Create an organizational system that you’ll stick with to keep you on task and productive.
Switch it up
Assess the type of side hustle services you’re currently offering. Are they moving you in the direction of your goals? Consider phasing out smaller side hustle jobs and focus solely on larger jobs. Or, if one large side hustle job is taking up too much of your energy, consider letting it go to focus on more manageable or goal-oriented jobs. Change the type of services you offer. For example if most of your side hustle jobs consist of freelance writing, start something new like a proofreading service or social media management service.
Don’t give up
Whatever you do, don’t give up! The regret you will feel from quitting will far outweigh the temporary fatigue you’re experiencing now. Take a moment to look back on how far you have come and imagine how great you will feel when you finally achieve your goal.
Building your side hustle while working full-time is possible as long as you remain focused on your goals, positive in your attitude, and creative in your work style.
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Prudence Debtfree says
My computer was a write-off for about a week – filled with viruses and set aside for repair. A tech-savvy colleague worked on it, and so did my husband – and finally it was in working order again. I was glad to be able to use it again, but I also found that I enjoyed the time off. This is my long-winded way of saying that taking a break is a great idea! Even if it’s a forced break. You come back refreshed. The burnout feeling really is temporary.
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Mr. 4HWD says
Sometimes forced breaks are the easiest ones to take!