Survival Tips: How To Cope With More Than One Job
With increased inflation and the cost of living also escalating, it can sometimes be necessary to have more than one job.
Or, you might be trying to start your own business while also keeping your existing employment on track to help fund your dream venture.
Working full-time and then having a part-time job too can be difficult to juggle.
Read on for our advice for managing the workload when you’re juggling multiple employers and roles.
If you finish work at one job at 5.30pm but you’re due to start the second job shortly after, you’ll need to be super organised.
Take a change of clothes and some food with you so that you don’t have to rush around going home inbetween.
Cook meals in advance for your family so that you aren’t feeling guilty or spending money on expensive takeaways as you rush from one place of work to the next.
You’re going to be need lots of energy and mental capacity to ask your body and brain to work lots of hours and switch between roles consistently.
Eating well will keep your body energised and your brain at its best.
Fuel yourself with lots of fruit, vegetables and slow release energy foods like porridge.
This is also a great way to ensure you avoid illness and potentially costly sick days.
Ask for help
If you’re juggling family life around several jobs, don’t be afraid to ask family or friends for help now and again.
Most people are happy to help when they can see that you’re struggling in your attempts to better yourself.
Especially if the effort you’re putting in will pay off in the long run making a better and happier life for you.
That support can be appreciated and paid back in kind when you reach your goals.
Take a break
Now and again you’ll feel under so much pressure that you need to take some time out.
You want to ideally avoid a burnout that can set you back and throw a spanner in the works of some of the progress you’re making.
Stepping back from your endeavours can also give you what might be much needed perspective or the chance to evaluate where you are currently on your journey.
It’s also an opportunity to see how far you might have come and feel proud of your achievements.