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How to Prioritize Self-Care Amidst the Busyness of Starting a Side Hustle

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Starting a side hustle can be time-consuming to the point where taking time out for oneself can feel like a luxury more than a necessity.

If that’s you and you feel like you couldn’t possibly squeeze in the time to do those things you love to do, here’s how to prioritize self-care despite having a full to-do list, courtesy of The Home Gym.

Set Aside Time In Your Schedule For Exercise

Simply put, exercise should be one of those activities that are as essential to your day as anything else you would normally do in your day-to-day routine.

Furthermore, if you want to concentrate better and put 110% of effort into getting your new business off the ground, then incorporating just thirty minutes of mild to moderate exercise into the day can leave you feeling at your optimum best.

Also, you don’t have to go far to fit a bit of exercise into your day.

If you are working from home, why not take advantage of the privacy and convenience of your backyard to get active?

Practice Better Time Management

Maybe proper time management is your downfall and is the reason why you can’t find a gap in your day to just have a moment for yourself.

If this is the case, there are certain things you can do to help alleviate the burden of having too many tasks on your hands.

So, if you need more hands-on board you could try outsourcing certain jobs to freelancers to manage certain functions such as creating a weekly blog for your website, managing your website and general IT functions, executing your social media marketing function, and more.

What’s more, there is so much work being done online these days, that there are even special time management apps available online that can help you prioritize your workday better.

Sleep More

Sleep is a vital element of your day.

So try to make sure you’re getting enough of it, especially if you haven’t been feeling like you’re rested enough during the day.

If your bedroom is not the best sleeping environment then make the necessary changes such as getting blackout blinds to shut out the light, setting the HVAC system to the optimum temperature, and sleeping under a weighted comforter to have even sweeter dreams.

Welcome Friends and Family Into The Fold

Suppose you have friends and family by your side more often than not, and you feel like you could benefit from their help in setting up your new side hustle.

Then why not think of including them in the fold, especially if they seem keen on wanting to help you?

This is one way to free some time off your hands as well as strengthen your existing relationships. Plus, it’s a great way to be humble and grounded should your business suddenly take off overnight.

Do What Brings You Joy

If you really want to feel more fulfilled at the end of the day, then it’s vital to do those activities that bring you joy.

Whether that’s making more time to spend with your children when they’re home or getting around to starting that gardening patch you’ve been wanting to do, it’s doing simple things like this that can leave you feeling happier and more satisfied with your quality of life at the end of each week.

In summary, starting a successful side hustle is not that difficult to achieve, especially if you’ve found what it is you truly love to do.

However, if you’re not happy with yourself, you might find that the journey is not as great as you thought it would be.

So why not just invest in your happiness from the get-go?

And the rest will surely fall into place.

 

Sheila Olson

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