Balancing The Side Hustle With The Rest Of My Life

Side Hustle Blues

Okay, so just as a warning: this may be a cry for help.

I have recently begun a side hustle, which I am grateful for and excited about. However, the idea of this is more appealing than the actual work.

Wanting to work from home and make a living has been a dream of mine for several years and I have worked with many different ideas to do this. One of my biggest fears is that my side hustle would become so busy that I wouldn’t be able to handle it.

How does this stuff work?

How do we find balance between work, home and the new stuff?

Yeah, I’m struggling. I will probably get used to it and I will learn to manage but dang, how do I deal in the mean time?

Here is what I am doing:

Breathe – yeah, I need to be reminded to do that sometimes.

Take advantage of the space I have in my life – Again, I need to be reminded of this from time to time. The one thing that I often do is that even when I am in the midst of downtime, I am thinking about work. In fact I’ve been thinking about this blog for a couple of days but didn’t write it until my deadline. I think I need to work on that.

Sit down and look at my schedule – I have another confession: I have a hard time saying no. What that means is I tend to overwhelm myself by taking on too much. And, then I become grumpy and forget to take care of myself. I’ve been looking at people and their planners and I believe it is something that would help me.

Let things go – Okay, this is the big one. I’ve needed to realize that I hang on to too many things for quite a while. I have to realize that I can’t do everything nor am I an island (if you’ve worked with me for any length of time, you know how hard this is for me).

Along with letting things go there is the asking for help when needed – I really need to work on this one. I hate depending on other people and asking for help. It’s a problem.

So, I’ve vented a bit. I think I needed to.

Tomorrow, I am going to hold my head up and work my side hustle. And, I’m going to try to take my own advice. Not something I am good at.

If you have any ideas, please tell me. I am open to suggestions.

Until next time,
Angela

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