Balancing a Full-time Job with a Side Hustle
When starting a new business, many people will work full-time someplace else while getting things up and running. It is a lot of work, but worth it for many to have the freedom to run their own business one day. The trick, however, is to find the right balance. Many people burn out too quickly. This leads to people giving up on their dreams or not doing a good job in their full-time position. Here are some tips for balancing a full-time job with a side hustle.
Have a Schedule
Many people may want to start their own business for a more flexible schedule. However, while working full-time, you will most likely need a set schedule or planned out time to spend on your side hustle . Having a set schedule will help you sit down and get the work done. It’s harder to make excuses when it is written down in a calendar or a planner. Having a schedule will also lead to a routine you can get used to.
Get up Early
Waking up earlier than you need to be may seem like a pain. However, some of the most successful people make it a habit to get up early in the morning to get things done. Whether they get up to meditate, go for a run, write in a journal, or get some work done, it is all beneficial. For those with a side hustle, getting up early to get work done is one of the best things you can do. It is when your mind is clear and rested. Waiting until the end of the day could leave you burnt out from a long day of work. This leaves your side hustle with a less engaged and focused version of yourself.
Find Ways to Manage Time
No one can do it all. Find better ways to help you manage your time. Make lists of the things you need to get done. Give yourself a timeline for each task. There are even hundreds of apps available out there to help with all different types of businesses. For more on time management, check out this article here.
To avoid burning out, make sure to give yourself time to breathe. Take breaks, spend time with friends and family, go for a walk, read a book, or take a vacation. Whatever you need to do to recharge, do it. Take a break and then come back focused.
Balancing a full-time job with a side-hustle can be challenging. However, it is possible. Learning from the trial and error of yourself and others will help you learn the hacks you need to stay sane while starting our own business as you work full-time. For more information on starting your own liquid supplement company, read our article, “Guide to Starting a Liquid Supplement Company”.