If you’re looking for a good reason to start a side hustle, then there’s probably no better time to begin than when you start feeling burned out at work. If you need a renewed sense of purpose, then a side hustle could be the answer. Or why not start when we all have that extra time at the moment, given the circumstances we find ourselves in with Covid.  So if you have to isolate or stay in lock down, use this time to create a new and profitable side hustle.

When you encounter these telltale signs of workplace burnout, then you may need to start a side hustle soon.

  1. You dread going to work

When you wake up in the morning and you remember you need to go to work, all you want to do is crawl back into bed. You’re not looking forward at all to dressing up and going to work!  This is the most obvious one.  Let’s get real no-one loves going to their job every day, but if you find yours sucking the life and soul out of you and all you do is sit in your car for an extra 5 mins like I used to just to cry at the thought of going in to that damn office one more day, then I’d say something needs to change.

  1. You’re physically tired after work

Even if you sit the whole day in front of your computer, you still feel extremely tired. Your shoulders stoop, and you feel like dragging your feet on the ground when you walk. Putting one foot in front of the other seems like a difficult task.  It is physically exhausting being constantly stressed, and depressed at a job where you are over worked and under appreciated.

  1. You feel absolutely free on your days off

When it’s your day off, you feel the exact opposite. You feel as though the dark clouds have lifted and you can feel the sunshine on your face. You literally feel like you’re on a happy holiday from the office!

  1. You think about quitting all the time

If quitting your job consumes your thoughts, then you’re probably burned out. But if you don’t have another source of income lined up, then you’ve no choice but to stay, at least until you get your finances sorted out.  This was me, I kept saying over and over, but each time I would get fired up to do it, another unexpected bill would come or the fear of the unknown would take over.  If I’m honest if I hadn’t been forced to jump before I was ready I would probably still be stuck in that 2 hour drive every day to a dead end job that nearly cost me more getting to than I made.

  1. You don’t care about your performance anymore

You go to work simply for attendance purposes. You no longer care if you submit good quality work.  This is not the way you want to be remembered for all the years you did your damn best and more every day.  For all the times you went above and beyond!

  1. You feel stressed when you’re at work

Even if you just came from an enjoyable weekend, the moment you step into the office, all the joy is sucked out of you. You feel like a lifeless doll going through the motions of working.

  1. You have trouble falling asleep

Even if you’re super tired and stressed out at work, you still find it hard to find peaceful sleep at night. You may even develop insomnia, thanks to the negative thoughts that won’t stop whirling around in your mind day in and day out!

  1. You feel depressed

When you start feeling depressed because you feel like you’re going to spend the rest of your life in the same job doing the same things over and over again, then you’re definitely burned out. Look for a way out – a side hustle is a good start!

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