When you’re juggling two or more jobs, of course, it’s the way to earn money superfast. However, it’s important to have a work-life balance that works for you. Here are some tips to help you find the right balance of work and rest.
Make a schedule that works for all your jobs
Schedule your time. If you are juggling two or more jobs, you need to know your schedule so that you can plan out what tasks need to be done and when. You can use a calendar app on your phone or computer, or simply write things down on paper.
Make sure you have enough time for everything. Since the demands of two or more jobs will vary from day to day, it is important that you make sure there is enough time each day for all of them. Before creating a schedule that works for all of them (or even making one at all), make sure that there are enough hours available every week and month to complete everything necessary for both jobs.,
Schedule tasks according to how well they fit into different times of day/night as well as how difficult they are to do at various times during one’s life span (i.e., if working during the evening makes it hard for someone else).
When possible, allocate harder tasks first so they’re done before taking breaks while doing other activities such as exercise classes or hanging out with friends; this way there won’t be any unfinished work left over when returning later after taking care of other needs/responsibilities like eating lunch with coworkers while enjoying their company.
Time blocks your days to keep from feeling overwhelmed
The first step in your time-blocking journey is to figure out exactly when you’ll have time for each job. For example, if your full-time job is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and your part-time job is from 5:30 pm to 12:30 am, that leaves about seven hours for sleep (and/or fun) on a weekday.
Now that you know how much time you have, schedule specific hours during which you’ll work on each side hustle. For example, let’s say that your full-time job requires three hours of prep work before and after the start of business hours. That leaves four hours between those two blocks of time where you’ll be ready to go at either side hustle—and two extra hours per day left over for sleeping or doing whatever else.
Turn down work when necessary
If you are already working two or more jobs, you may be tempted to take on extra work when it comes available. However, turn down any job that will make life difficult for you if accepted. Sometimes we feel pressure to say yes because people look down on us if we turn down the offer, but this is not something that should cause guilt or stress. You only have so much time and energy in a day; if accepting an additional job would mean working overtime or missing out on family time, then turning it down is actually doing the right thing.
Find the right balance of work and rest to avoid burnout
Finding the right balance of work and rest can be difficult. You may work more hours than you realize, or spend too much time after work catching up with projects. If you are feeling stressed out, it’s time to step back and consider how you can de-stress your life. There are two ways;
Firstly, take breaks when you need them. Don’t let yourself get too tired before taking a break; if you do, it will be harder to get restful sleep later on at night or in the morning before work.
Secondly, don’t work more than eight hours in a row unless absolutely necessary; this includes weekends. When possible, try not working past 5 pm during the weekdays so that there is plenty of time for family dinners or other social engagements with friends/family members who have busy lives as well (and so do theirs). Having regular commitments outside of work helps keep us grounded while allowing us opportunities for fun things too.
Take advantage of the strengths and weaknesses in each job’s schedule
The strength of one job might be that you get to work on your own schedule or at least a flexible one. The weakness could be that it’s hard for you to know when you’ll be working next, which makes planning other things a struggle.
The strength of another job might be that you get paid well for some kind of specialized skill or knowledge set, but the weakness is that you have limited opportunities for advancement because your skills are so specialized. For example, if you’re an accountant who specializes in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), then this is likely going to limit how far up the ladder at your company (or even whether there will be a ladder) within which your skills as an accountant can take you.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of jobs you have, remember that it’s okay to ask for help. You may feel like you’re letting people down, but if your health and well-being are at stake, then it’s not worth the risk. Find out what kind of work-life balance tips work best for you, and do your best to make them a reality.
About the Author
Emily Lamp is a professional writer, working closely with many aspiring thinkers and entrepreneurs from various companies. She is also interested in lifestyle travel, business growth and self-improvement.