It seems like everyone has a side hustle these days. More than 2 in 5 millennials have an outside project or are pursuing a creative interest outside of their day job. There are now more resources than ever to help you launch your podcast, start that nonprofit or make the moves to start your freelance consulting business you’ve been dying to get off the ground.
But with such a fast-paced environment, it’s often hard to stay focused for long enough to make your things happen. Now more than ever we are bombarded with notifications on our phones, advertisements and by the draw of social media. Our attention spans have dropped to just an average of 8 seconds. With all these channels competing for our attention, it can be hard to get that great idea out the door and into the world.
Practicing mindfulness in the way we approach tasks can not only help organize thoughts, but reduce stress as well. Here are some mindful tips to try out when looking to get your passion project off the ground:
Being mindful about the way you make use of your time and energy can have major benefits for your personal projects and for your own well being. Starting off with these tips will set you on the right path to a successful side project, and who knows, maybe someday soon your side hustle will turn into the full-time business of your dreams.
Rick Peterson is the Senior Director of Global Alliance Marketing & Business Development for Bamboo and the unofficial director of ideation and mindfulness. For more tips on mindful meetings, check out bamboo.wacom.com/mindful-meetings.
Originally published at journal.thriveglobal.com