It seems like everyone these days is juggling more work than ever. On top of your full-time job, you may also run one or two side gigs. And while that side hustle can bring in extra income to help pay down debt or boost your savings, managing multiple jobs can leave you feeling run down.
If you rely on that extra income, decreasing stress is not as easy as just quitting your gig. There are other ways you can maintain your income while reducing your chances of burning out.
What Is Burnout?
Burnout is a real condition, not just a buzzword. According to Psychology Today, burnout is a state of chronic stress that can cause mental and physical fatigue, feelings of detachment, and even depression.
If you are experiencing burnout, you may feel tired all the time. Or, you may have chronic insomnia due to stress. Many people have trouble focusing or may have a compromised immune system. In some cases, burnout can make you physically ill, causing everything from gastrointestinal problems to headaches.
Burnout does not occur all at once; it slowly builds over time. If you recognize a few mild symptoms, it’s important to take action now, before it’s too late. Use these techniques to regain balance in your life.
1. Ditch Some Lower-Paying Customers
While it may seem contrary to maintaining income, one of the best things you can do to manage burnout is to cease working with your lower-paying…