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    People Who Side Hustle Are Sharing What Keeps Them From Burning Out

    Spoiler alert: You need to take breaks.

    Having a side hustle can be super rewarding — both emotionally and financially — but it can also be a huge commitment. Between getting the work done, sending emails, marketing yourself, and holding down your main job, doing it all is no easy task.

    So we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share what helps them run their side hustle without getting burned out. Here's what they had to say:

    1. Set aside time to make a plan for each week — including time to chill out and see loved ones.

    2. And make a routine that helps you keep up with your personal chores too.

    3. See if there's an easy way to schedule your side gig around your full-time job.

    4. Prioritize your work based on the deadline.

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    5. Make time for hobbies so you don't get overwhelmed.

    6. Remember to take breaks — even short ones can make a difference in your energy level and mood.

    7. You don't have to toil away at your side gig for hours on end. Shorter bursts of work can really add up.

    8. Check in with your goals on a regular basis to make sure you're on track and to keep your motivation up.

    9. If your side gig is based on a passion, don't get so caught up in making money that you lose sight of what you loved about the business in the first place.

    10. Consider a side hustle that's less time-consuming.

    11. Choosing a gig that you enjoy will make it feel less like work.

    12. You don't have to say yes to every offer.

    13. It's okay to ask for help.

    14. And look into platforms and services that can help you manage your business.

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    15. Spend time with the people in your life who keep you grounded and make you feel good.

    16. And finally, always carry a notebook (or use your phone) so you can jot down ideas as they come to you. This can help you manage your time and keep your to-do list fresh.

    Is there something you would add? Share your best tips in the comments below.

    And for more on side hustles and money management, check out the rest of our personal finance posts.