Thanks for reading :)

I would first evaluate what your side hustle is.

Are you able to do it whenever it’s convenient for you? Or do you have set times that you can complete it (i.e. a part-time retail job)?

For me, my side-hustle is writing. When I come home from my 9-to-5 job, I also am usually so tired and just want to turn on Netflix and pour myself a glass of wine!

What’s worked well for me is heading to bed earlier and waking up earlier. By shifting my schedule, I now write in the morning before my 9-to-5. I find that I’m actually able to focus more and am consequently more productive.

If that’s an option for you, I’d suggest that instead. It won’t be easy to wake up an hour or two earlier than your usual time, but slowly train yourself by going to bed earlier in 15 minute increments. Eventually, your body will get used to it.

Good luck!

Jen

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