Everyone is busy.
Well, at least everyone thinks they’re busy.
With four young kids, I’m as busy as anyone I know. The truth is, I have the exact same amount of time in my day as anyone else. And so do you.
One of the biggest excuses people give for not working their part-time business is “not enough time.” Here’s the dealio: There are 1,440 minutes in a day and 10,080 minutes in a week. If you treat your business like a real business, you will devote some consistent time to it. That’s going to be different for everyone.
For some people that might be just 30 minutes a day (which is 2 percent of the day). For others, it might be a few hours a day. “Having” the time isn’t the issue. Carving out the time is what matters. So, here are a few simple and practical ideas anyone can do to carve out time for your part-time home business.
Divide the Time You Work Your Part-Time Business
Think you need to work your part-time home business in one large block of time. Nope nope nope!
One of the best ways to avoid getting overwhelmed is to break up the time throughout your day that you devote to your business. Maybe you work 30 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes at lunch and 30 minutes at night. Maybe you do two “power hours” during the day. Whatever makes sense for you, just be consistent with it.
Consistency, and creating a habit, is the key. However you decide to break up your schedule, make sure it’s doable. It has to be reasonable. You might need to make further adjustments to make it work, but once you find a grove, lock it in!
You’ll be amazed at how much time you really have in a day when you make an effort to do it.