Work Hustle + Side Hustle Balance

Hello Beautiful Babes,

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. It was absolutely gorgeous over the weekend in NYC and Jersey City which has been such a mood lifter! Officially been in the new apartment for a few weeks now and things are really starting to come together and look like an actual home, which has been really fun. So far no complaints about living with Nick, we are truly enjoying spending our time together and just love doing life together, which I guess you can say is a good sign! Lately, I have been watching a lot of YouTube and keeping up to date with a lot of different ‘influencers’ I follow and it got me thinking a lot about the term ‘side hustle.’ When I started this blog, I really started it as a hobby and now that I am out of school and working full time, I know lots of people my age who have a side hustle or side passion that they have as another stream of income. This intrigued me because I thought, why not make a little money on the side, doing something I love so much? I started compiling ideas and consulted a book that I have been reading titled, “Girl, Stop Apologizing,” by Rachel Hollis and I collected a few practices that I would like to incorporate in my daily life and hopefully turn my passion project into a side hustle! 

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Wake up earlier 

I swear, waking up early even though I really don’t have to be into my full-time job until 9, has been such a great new addition to my routine. I’m actually writing this post sitting on my couch with a cup of coffee at 6:45 am. For me personally, waking up early has never truly been an issue. Do I like sleeping in? DUH! But, within the past few years, I found that I am way more productive in the morning than I am at 7pm at night. Especially now that I am working full time, most days I get home and just want to turn my brain off, instead of staring at a laptop and write. For myself the peaceful nature of mornings, makes me feel energized and ready to tackle any task!

Get yourself a planner + color code 

When you have a busy schedule, then the organization is KEY. I have always had this infinite love for my planner and everything it contains and honestly, if I didn’t have it on me at all times, then I would probably be lost in my day to day life. One of the many comments I read talks about organization being key, so let’s bust out our colored pens and get sh*t done!

Set aside time for your passion project 

In the book I read from Rachel Hollis, she talked about setting aside time for your side business. She said to set aside 5 hours spread throughout the week and block out an amount of time every day to work on your side hustle. I thought this was a brilliant idea and I have to say, setting aside an hour to write, edit photos, or reach out to local content creators in the area has really started to make an impact on how I am moving things forward. Again, I have only just started this, but it has definitely made a difference in my routine!  

Burnout can be REAL 

Every article or influencer I have been following has talked about burnout when you are juggling multiple different things. Mentally you will most likely feel drained and exhausted, but it’s what happens when you are working towards a larger goal for yourself. Some advice I have for you is to be sure to take a minute for yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed with numerous things, go take a walk or take some time to yourself for 30 minutes, whatever you need to do in order to avoid feeling burned out, will overall be a good mental refresher! 

Outsource your tasks 

I find myself doing this a lot now that I am working full time and balancing the blog and such, but outsourcing my daily tasks, has been really helpful at maintaining balance. When you have a lot of different activities or passions that you are juggling, it can be really helpful to handle some tasks while you are in the middle of doing something else. Kinda confusing? So for example, when I am commuting to work, I am writing topic ideas for future posts or planning things in my schedule for meetups with other bloggers in the area. Instead of just standing on the train listening to music and staring at my feet, I am trying to work on a task that benefits my side hustle. Make more sense?

I hope if you have a passion that you are working towards making a career someday, I hope some of this advice can help you push it forward. My last piece of advice is if you are going to do anything, do it wholeheartedly and with no fear of failure. We all have something we are passionate about and I hope you go for whatever it may be, with everything you got!

XX,

Hannah Rose 

 

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Latest Obsessions + February Goals 2020

Hi beautiful babes!

Holy cow the past few weeks have been nothing but craziness but exciting. Nick and I finally moved into our new space in Jersey City (which is right across the water from lower Manhattan) and we could not be happier! This weekend we also flew down to Florida to visit Nick’s family, which was so refreshing and amazing to see everyone. So needless to say things have been a little hectic lately, but I am back to my normal routine and ready to keep delivering new and exciting content through 2020. Last month I did not post my latest obsessions and goals, so I am planning on combining some of the new things I have been enjoying since the beginning of January!

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Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer 

This is my absolute FAVORITE styling tool, I have ever used! I’m honestly not just saying that to be dramatic or over the top, I truly mean it. I am no hair stylist by any means. I typically just blow dry normally and use a flatiron to style, which can take so long and be super damaging to my hair. I heard from so many people that this tool was amazing and when I saw it was only $39.99 (instead of $60) on Amazon, I knew I had to give it a shot. It has cut down my styling in the morning in half, which is so convenient for my morning routine. If you want a little extra volume and an easy way to accomplish a stylish blowout, then you absolutely need to go out and buy this tool!

Our New Apartment 

Obviously, this has to be one of my new obsessions because Nick and I are FINALLY living together just outside the city, which has been amazing so far! We have been waiting for this moment for such a long time and now that it’s finally here, we couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to share pictures with you all once we have everything set up and looking great! Quick poll, would you like me to do a new apartment tour for the blog? Comment below if you are interested.

The Witcher 

Nick and I had recently been in a rut when it came to watching a show together and we were browsing some Netflix options and we noticed the Witcher. It’s based in medieval times and is so captivating from the start. We just finished the first season and are so pumped for season 2! We are currently looking for a new show to binge, so if you have any recommendations, comment below. 

Breath of Youth Clothing 

This brand has some of the cutest, most comfortable and most affordable clothing pieces I have ever seen and worn. I recently bought an adorable cream knit sweater and it is probably the softest and most flattering piece I have in my closet. Their clothing style is so simple and unique, which I absolutely love, so if you are into simple and unique styles, definitely be sure to check out this brand. I can’t wait to buy more from them! 

Dry Bar Prime & Prep Detangling Spray 

I’m writing this post just after I ran out of this product, but I am so excited to buy more for my hair in the morning. It honestly is such a game-changing spray for any morning routine. Since my hair is so thick, when I get out of the shower, my hair can be so knotted and just feels damaged before I even blowdry. I received this spray in my last FabFitun box and needless to say, I went through it very quickly. It smells great and works like a charm for many different hair types. If you use a lot of direct heat on your hair and have trouble detangling your hair after your shower, then you need to use this product ASAP! 

FitOn App 

One of my goals this new year was to find a way for me to work out that fits in with my work schedule and not worry about paying crazy amounts for a gym membership. I found this app while scrolling through Instagram and I have to say I was totally impressed. It’s a fitness app that you don’t have to pay for! You don’t have to pay for the instructed videos, you can have a plan set up for you based on your fitness goals and so much more. It has some really great workouts planned for your personal goals and also includes an option to browse and choose classes based on how you’re feeling that day or what area you’d like to target! I absolutely love using this app, and I hope you all choose to incorporate this app into your fitness routines.

Now time for some goals: 

  • Finish unpacking and fully move into a new apartment
  • Finalize a rough guest list and rough budget for the wedding
  • Workout on the FitOn app every day after work or before work
  • Cook 3 new recipes this month
  • Master 1 new program at work
  • Start a real savings plan with Nick

Well, that’s all from me folks! I hope you all have an amazing rest of your week and an even more amazing weekend. Next week, I am planning to be back on track with new content and back to my regularly scheduled Tuesday morning posts (sorry for slacking lately), so be sure to stay tuned for lots of new topics coming your way. If you have any requests as to what you’d like to see me write more of, then definitely share them in the comments because I would love to share more content that you’d be interested in reading! I love you all lots and I will talk to you again soon.

XX,

Hannah Rose 

 

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