Working multiple jobs is tough. Not only do you have to balance your time between multiple jobs, but you also need to find the time to manage everything else in your life as well. Thankfully, there are some ways you can manage your time so that you can get the most out of each job while still finding time for yourself and others. Here are a few tips on how to effectively juggle multiple jobs:
Choose the right jobs.
When you’re juggling multiple jobs, it helps to find flexible positions that don’t require a lot of travel or time-consuming responsibilities. Look for part time remote jobs that can be done from your home offices, such as being a freelance writer or online marketer. You should also try to avoid jobs that require you to move around too much, like waitressing or retail work—unless it’s only one or two days per week at most.
If possible, choose careers in fields that interest and excite you—this will help ensure that you’ll have enough energy and motivation to get through each day.
Track how much you’re working.
You can also use a physical calendar that you can hang on your wall. This is a great way to keep track of all your appointments and meetings, as well as upcoming deadlines. You can also use an online calendar like Google Calendar or Outlook Calendar if you prefer digital options.
If you’re more of a do-it-yourselfer and prefer writing down things on paper, then tracking time in a notebook is another option for you. Just make sure that the notebook is large enough so that it doesn’t get lost in the piles of papers that tend to accumulate around us all eventually. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from “The Office” (and who hasn’t watched this show?), it’s that important documents are easily misplaced when they’re shoved under stacks upon stacks of papers and folders.
Schedule your work.
Schedule your work. If you have multiple jobs to manage, it’s important to keep track of your schedule. You should plan out when and where each job is taking place and make sure that there are enough hours in the day for them all.
In addition to scheduling the time for each job, schedule breaks as well. Working non-stop without taking a break can lead to burnout quickly, which would make things much more difficult than they need to be.
As long as you keep everything organized and planned with enough time between jobs, managing multiple careers shouldn’t be too difficult or stressful for anyone involved.
To avoid distractions, you’ll want to turn your phone off. You don’t need to be interrupted by calls or texts when you’re trying to get work done, and there’s no reason for anyone else in the world to know what time you’re going home. This will also help keep your work from bleeding into other areas of your life—if someone texts you at 11:00 p.m., it’s very tempting to answer that text instead of getting back into bed and sleeping like a normal person.
You might want a calendar on hand so that you can schedule the days ahead of time. Figure out what kind of schedule works best for you. Some people like having things planned out down to the minute; others prefer being flexible with their days and weeks (or even months). If it helps motivate you, set daily goals for how much work each job needs to be done every day; if not, just try not to get too far behind with any one task so that everything stays manageable.
Self-discipline is a skill that can be developed through the use of different techniques. As you practice self-discipline, it becomes easier to practice on a regular basis. The more you practice, the stronger your self-discipline muscle becomes and the better able you are to discipline yourself in situations where it would have been difficult before.
Practice self-discipline by setting goals for yourself and then following through with them consistently until they become habits. Goals should be reasonable, but challenging enough that you need to make an effort to achieve them.
You may need to set at least one goal each week for each job that requires you to develop new skills or improve upon existing ones (if applicable). For example: If one job requires public speaking skills while another does not. You can also set aside time each week dedicated solely towards practising your public speaking abilities so they’ll improve over time regardless of whether or not they’re needed regularly at work.
Another effective way when trying to increase your own personal level of discipline is by writing down daily tasks/goals before bedtime every night during busy times when there’s less free time available than usual due out later on during days off from work. This will allow you enough time between waking up early morning hours later on weekends so there wouldn’t be any overlap between personal/family obligations vs professional responsibilities.
Having multiple jobs can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. By implementing these tips, you will be able to manage your time and make sure that you’re maximizing your potential at all of your jobs.