Sometimes, you just need to add an extra source of income to make ends meet. These days, more and more people are starting their own side hustles. However, if you aren’t careful, working two jobs can quickly take its toll, so be smart and practice self-care to avoid burnout. Here at Yoga Democracy, we love to see people succeed with their side hustles, so we have some tips for how you can make some extra money without losing your mind in the process.
Get a Formation Service and Other Specialists to Help
One way to ensure that you don’t get burned out is to hand off some of your tasks to other people. In addition to getting some work off of your plate, these hired helpers may be more knowledgeable on a certain subject and ensure that it is done right. For example, you could hire an accountant to help you with the financial side of things.
Also, if you plan to register your business as a limited liability company (LLC), then it is a good idea to bring on a formation service that can ensure that you are setting up your company while complying with the guidelines of the state. Before hiring a random company, do your research. Regulations can vary by state but there are online formation services already familiar with the LLC Arizona rules and can help you get started in minutes.
Get Enough Sleep Every Night
If you are working at two different jobs then you will need your energy and to be clear-headed throughout the day. The best way to do that is to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night. When you sleep, your body repairs itself, so you don’t have aches and pains when you wake up in the morning. Also, you give your mind a rest, so you wake up feeling mentally refreshed and ready to take on a new day. If you have trouble sleeping at night, then make sure that you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day to reset your circadian rhythm. When you lay down, consider reading a book instead of looking at your phone, as the blue light it emits can keep you awake.
Exercise When You Wake Up
After you wake up feeling refreshed, make it a habit to exercise for at least 20 minutes every morning. Your routine can include cardio or light weights. You can go on a stationary bike or take a walk around the neighborhood. When you exercise, you get stronger, but you also build up your natural energy so you can do both jobs without losing steam. Also, the time that you spend exercising allows you to clear your mind. It is a great way to start your morning.
Drink Plenty of Water
Don’t leave the house without bringing at least one bottle of water along for the ride. Staying hydrated throughout the day is important because you will feel better overall. Plus, hydration helps us to stay energized. While it is okay to drink coffee, overdoing it can put you on edge and could hamper your job performance. If you are feeling tired, then drink water instead, and you could get the boost of adrenaline that you need.
Find Ways to Manage Your Stress
Even if you use all the tactics mentioned above, it is still possible that you will get stressed from time to time, so you need to find a way to relax. If you are having anxiety, then take some deep breaths, and if that doesn’t work, then take a walk. You should also consider practicing yoga or meditation during your breaks, as both activities will give you time to yourself so that you can organize your thoughts.
You can also reduce your stress by taking advantage of free online tools to help streamline your work. For instance, if you need to edit a PDF, this may be useful and allow you to tweak your promotional materials or prepare contracts with far less time and hassle.
As you can see, there are many ways that you can practice self-care during your side hustle in order to feel great while you’re getting things done. Remember to drink water, exercise, and consider starting an LLC with a formation service, and you will feel better overall.
Yoga Democracy was founded with the vision to create high quality, sustainable garments that support the people, the planet, and all of the aspects of the yoga lifestyle. If you have any questions, please let us know!
This blog post was written by our friend, Sheila Olson at fitsheila.com.
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