Did you know that a recent study revealed that Americans are the most unhappy they’ve been in 50 years. Yikes. Maybe it’s all the negative news stories we’re consuming, or the doom and gloom we swipe through on social media. Whatever it is, I think we can all relate to feeling blue about our lives at one point or another. But did you ever think a side hustle could change that? As a printables seller on Etsy, I want to help you understand 3 Reasons a Side Hustle Can Make You Happier.
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But I know what you might be thinking! Lindsay, you’re telling me that MORE WORK is going to make me happier?! Working is one of the reasons I’m depressed in the first place! I hear ya. So lets get into my three reasons of why working in a side hustle can actually make you MORE happy.
Control Your Destiny: 3 Reasons a Side Hustle Can Make You Happier
The first reason starting your own business can make you happier is because creating another stream of revenue in your life helps you feel more in control of your own destiny.
How many times have you woken up in the morning and thought, I do NOT want to go to work today? How many times have you felt underappreciated, underpaid, and overworked? All of these feelings stem from the fact that you’re feeling like your destiny is being controlled by others. That you’re just living that “another day another dollar life” wondering if there’s anything better out there for you. Chances are, if you’re thinking that, there is.
Stop Waiting for Someday: 3 Reasons a Side Hustle Can Make You Happier
The next reason starting your own business can make you happier is that without a side hustle, we’re often waiting for someday. Many people are waiting for their Carrie Bradshaw moment.
It’s that moment where you’re just prancing down the street in high heels and you suddenly get a call offering you that dream career you’ve been waiting for. You hang up and turn a corner and the man of your dreams is proposing in front of all of your beautiful friends with champagne cheering in the background.
But life just doesn’t work that way.
The truth is, if you want to make a change in your life, you have to leave your comfort zone. In order to get the things that no one else has, you have to be willing to do the things that no one else is willing to do.
Do I think it’s possible to manifest amazing scenes like that of Carrie Bradshaw? Of course! But the universe isn’t going to give us those opportunities until we start taking action on our dreams and goals. Starting a business helps us see all the opportunities that are around us at any given time. Something that we just couldn’t see before. It inspires us to be bigger and to play a bigger game. So that someday begins today.
What is Happiness Really About?
The last reason that a Side Hustle Can Make You Happier is that creating and building a business teaches us what happiness is really about.
You see the thing is that we’re all chasing happiness, but it turns out, that happiness isn’t the goal in life. Why? Because at the end of the day, that means that we have to be happy about everything. Even the terrible evil things in the world. And why would we want to be happy with all that? Well, we don’t. So, if the goal isn’t to be happy, what is? The true goal is to actually FEEL FULFILLED.
But how do we feel fulfilled? Fulfillment comes when we bring VALUE into this world. And you can bring value to the world by using your God-given talents to create products or services for other people that will help them in some way in their lives. And if you doubt this, I want you to think about something you purchased that you use over and over again and you absolutely love. Maybe it’s a piece of clothing, or a kitchen item, a piece of furniture, or even something that taught you how to do something. Whatever it was, it brought you value. So you can see how when you create or produce something that brings value to others, it creates the ultimate happiness.
Start a Side Hustle Today!
So the moral of today’s pep talk is that starting a side hustle or a business, or whatever it is that you want to call it, can bring you so much happiness and fulfillment that you never thought possible.
Lastly, I told you that I’d talk about the mindset hack that helped to pull me out of my depression, and I want you to know that it’s actually the same mindset hack that I applied to make 20 thousand dollars in one year of selling printables on Etsy. Want to know what it is? Make sure to check out my FREE mindset training here.
Thanks so much for reading about How to Make Printables to Sell on Etsy. I love to help you celebrate life through printables and personal development! But above all, I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Instagram and let’s chat.
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