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Jun 21, 2019 23:48:34

Lessons from Side Work

by @craigpetterson PATRON | 203 words | 324💌

Craig Petterson

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Having a full time job and doing work on the side can be quite difficult.

I've had trouble maintaining the ever searched for 'work life balance' and often find myself procrastinating or just out right abandoning side projects. Additionally, the extra work has caused burnouts, effecting my full-time employment too. Fortunately, I have a flexible work schedule (It's 9-5, but we can leave early and come in late as long as well get the work done and don't take the piss).

As is probably obvious, both have suffered.

Planning has been the key for greater productivity, but my planning as severely lacked recently.

Money shouldn't be the greatest motivator for doing side work. Doing it for money leads to burnout very quickly.

Now that I have completed some stressful projects for alternative clients, coming home to relax and unwind, playing games, hanging out with Nay and socialising has been much better for my mental and psychical health.

With that in mind, I'm going to spend time this weekend thing relaxing, hanging out with Nay, drinking, socialising and coming up with a plan for the future. What I want to do, how I want to achieve them and figuring out my 'enoughs' - financially or otherwise.

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