The days of having one stream of income are long gone! People, young and old, have their full-time job, their part-time job, and hustles on the side. We are living in a time where people are money-motivated and there are so many ways to make more of it. With multiple hustles, comes overwhelm. If you are struggling with handling it all, I’m sharing a few tips on how to beat burnout with multiple hustles. It can be overwhelming, but these tips can help!
Why multiple side hustles?
You may be wondering why multiple side hustles is a thing that someone would want to take advantage of. The true reason is money. When you have more than one source of income, you are making more money. The cost of living is rising higher than the cost of full-time wages, and because of that people have a need to make more money.
Whether you need to make more money or want to make more money, multiple hustles are usually the way to do it. This topic is near and dear to me because I, myself, have multiple hustles and have for as long as I can remember. Plenty of times, I’ve found myself burnt out. I still get burnout from time to time, but I’ve taken steps to make sure it’s not as often as it used to be. Now, I want to help others avoid it as well!
How to Beat Burnout with Multiple Hustles:
Identify your why
Do you need to make more money or do you want to make more money? Money is usually the driving factor behind a person having multiple hustles, but why? Get clear on why you want or need to make more money.
Do you need to make more money because your full-time job doesn’t cover all of your expenses? Do you want to make more money because you plan to take a lavish vacation? Getting clear on your why can help you keep going, especially in times of burnout. Focusing on that end result will make the day-to-day grind so much easier.
Get strategic with your time
To have multiple hustles and succeed with them, you need to have a good handle on your time. You don’t want your hustles to overlap because that could lead to extra stress. I’ve experienced this first hand. I’ve scheduled meetings for one hustle during the hours of another hustle. Nine times out of ten, something comes up with the other hustle and forces me to cancel a meeting. It’s stressful and should be avoided!
Another way to get strategic with your time is to make sure you give yourself enough wiggle room to get to and from your hustles. There’s nothing like rushing and/or being late because you failed to manage your time properly. Time management is an important part of managing multiple hustles and can help beat burnout when leveraged properly.
Figure out the energy sucks
Are there any hustles that drain your energy? Are there any hustles that make you depressed to do? Identify which of your hustles have a negative impact on your mood or energy and find an alternative solution. You may need the money, but you don’t need to do that specific energy-sucking side hustle to make the money.
When you figure out which side hustles make you feel anything but positive, you can seek to replace that income with something else. Energy sucks are the biggest driver of burnout, so avoid them altogether if you can.
Surround yourself with support
There’s nothing like added support and motivation to keep you going when you feel burnt out. Surround yourself with people who encourage and support you to keep working towards your end goal. There was a point in time when my boyfriend and I both did Uber. We would go out on the same nights and meet up in between Uber rides. THAT is support!
When your partner, friend or family member is out there grinding with you, it helps keep you motivated. You are both out there grinding! Even if the people closest to you don’t have multiple hustles, make sure they are having a positive influence on your grind.
Take breaks to protect your well-being
The most important way to beat burnout with multiple hustles is to take breaks. Your well-being is more important than any amount of money. If you don’t feel good physically or mentally, you will feel even worse pushing through the hustles.
Schedule time to relax or do the things you enjoy. Every other Friday, schedule a movie date instead of Uber driving. Once a month, take a Sunday morning off and go get your nails done. Whatever happiness looks like to you, make sure you make some time for it. It will be an essential part of you sustaining multiple hustles.
Side Hustle Ideas to Consider
Now that you know how to beat burnout with multiple hustles, let me share a few side hustle ideas for you to consider!
- Start an online business or blog
- Be Uber, Lyft or DoorDash Driver
- Tutor, babysit, pet sit, or house sit
- Take a seasonal retail job
- Become an online virtual assistant
Related: How to Manage Having a Day Job and Side Hustle
The times we live in are money-driven! There are so many opportunities for people to make money in different ways. Whether you need money to get ahead or stay ahead, be open to the possibilities of multiple hustles. Do you currently have multiple hustles? If so, how do you manage your time? Post a comment below to share!