Getting More Than One Job

@amaine (2037)
Philippines
July 19, 2010 6:19am CST
Right now, my body is all sore - my hands are tired, and my eyes are a bit drowsy... Still, I need to be up until the next 6 hours.. I have four jobs right now.. Yes! That's right! Four jobs.. I don't know, but I don't want to lose one of them.. Not because of the money, but I feel bored if I don't do anything at all.. On the other hand, I've felt like I'm stressing myself too much.. What do you guys think? I need some great great advices. Thanks in advance..
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12 responses
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
pace yourself sweetie. you are young and you are already feeling the tiredness. it's your body's way of telling you that you may be overtaxing yourself already. don't wait until your health is affected. slow down a bit. i should know. i was a workaholic for so many years that i felt like i abused my energy, my body. please take care of yourself. have room for health. take care of your body. that's the only way you can do what you want to do... you have to be a healthy and happy you.
@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Coming from someone who used to work a lot, thanks.. You've made me realize that yeah, maybe I am abusing my health and such.. Thank you soo much for reminding me..
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
i still work a lot... sometimes longer hours. the difference now is as a freelancer i could take vacations anytime for relaxation and family events. i get my dose of supplements and i have read in one of your comments above that you do... so that's great. if money is not the drive then you can lessen the number of your jobs and just take on a few hobbies so you can keep doing something that will allow you do it in flexible hours and restful environment. that way you can take a break anytime. i had a very demanding job before that i used to work 16-21 hours a day. i really enjoyed it and it had a lot of perks and opportunities. but once i took a day off... i got sick. hahaha ironic but true. so i just kept on working and rarely taking the day off. i said yes to all the travels and attend every meeting the boss couldn't go to. later i came to realize how tiring it has become and how little time i had spent with my family. that's when my priorities took a great shift. ohh well... at the end of the day it is still up to us to decide what's good for us. hehe just hope you have fun and you take care of yourself. have a great week ahead!
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Honestly, I took a couple of days off, and the next thing I know, I'm flaring hot because of fever and colds.. LOL Ironic if you say, but for me, it's pretty weird! :) It's a great thing that you now can decide whether when you want to take a vacation and resume with work once you have fully regained energy.. A freelancer huh? Maybe you can teach me what kind of freelance jobs you have, LOL So I can quit my jobs and live a healthy normal life hahaha... ^_^
@yugasini (12779)
• Anantapur, India
19 Jul 10
hi amaine, really it is an appreciating time by every body about your four jobs,really it is very very difficulty to perform four jobs in a day by one person,i think you are doing 4 different types of jobs,there is any confusion in doing four jobs daily,any how hats of to your efficient in doing four jobs,have a nice day
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Well, basically, yes four different types of jobs everyday.. It's a good thing that someone appreciates what I can do.. :)
@yugasini (12779)
• Anantapur, India
20 Jul 10
hi amaine, thanks for the response,get relax when ever possible to you,have a nice day
@babyEj (1525)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
I'd like the idea since I am looking for a job where I can earn well. But amaine it's too much...you have to get rest too. Two or three is better. But so far four jobs aren't healthy.
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
I know, right? That's why I'm thinking about leaving one job :)
@hanagi (391)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Maybe you should not overdue yourself. You need a break once in a while because if not it might get you sick. If you can't rest because of your work maybe you should take a break, maybe 5 minutes or more.
@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
I've been doing some short breaks, don't worry.. Just to breathe some fresh air, and actually do nothing.. :) Thanks!
@vhings_88 (294)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Its good for you if you could cope up with those jobs but on the other hand, if it would exhausts your body, then maybe you should drop one of them. Its not good if you would get sick because of lack of rest.
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
I understand where you're coming from, and thanks for showing your concern.. :) Anyway, I never forget to rest. I'm taking daily supplements and vitamins to help my body all throughout the day..
@rkamurugy (279)
• Brazil
19 Jul 10
You got 4 jobs??? That is really a lot, never heard it before. Well amaine, if i was in your place i would start too get stressed too. Work is good, keep our mind busy and give us money, what we need those days to stay alive, but take care of our health and be happy is also important. If you are not in all those jobs for money and you can leave one or two of them, that is what i would do. Remember, do something doesn't mean work, you can go to the beach, watch a movie, go to a park, playing a sport (swimming, Martial Art, etc.), all those things is not stressing, unlike, this is un-stressing. I practice Martial Art for example. God luck for you and be happy!
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Yeah, four jobs! It's hard to believe, but yes, I have managed to survive.. I'm gonna think about your suggestions.. Well, at least find something that I can do that really catches my interest.. :) Good luck to you too!
@sirzhang (229)
• China
19 Jul 10
I think your only present work is taking good care of your body. You know, Good heath is the basis of everything, like work, family, love, friends etc. We have to learn to give up something as there is no perfect things in the world.
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Thanks for reminding me those things.. I know that I've been too busy lately, but sure, I'll find a way to have time for them.. :)
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Wow! 4 jobs?! And you still have time for myLot??? I believe you are what people call a workaholic. What you wrote on this post shows that you are stressed so better quit one if you don't really need them for your finances. Better to start a hobby to relieve some of those stress.
@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Honestly, because of my job, I wasn't able to be active here in mylot.. If I was not mistaken, my last post was like 7 or 8 months ago.. Anyway, thanks for the advice. I thought of turning into mylot just to relieve my exhaustion..
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
I say think about it, I mean, time will come when you're body would just give up. Give yourself some time to be able to relax and to have some rest. Sleep maybe over rated, but our body needs it and for some good reasons. Don't push your body too much and give yourself a most needed relaxation and sleep.
@pinky31ps (329)
• India
20 Jul 10
wow 4 jobs that's really cool.. but you are really not doing justice with your body.. you have give it some rest.. one day or another it is going to effect your health and you will regret for that. our body is not a machine. it needs rest.. if you can't sit idle then involve yourself in something innovative like reading, social work, gardening, sports. these things will not only improve your health but ill also bring peace of mind.. try it.. you are doing the right thing with your body..
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
20 Jul 10
As you have rightly put it, I think you are stressing yourself too much too. You need to balance up your work with time for yourself and time to rest and recover. Since you don't actually need the money perhaps you may wish to replace one or two with a hobby. What about gardening, swimming or play guitar as your avatar suggests.
@Sreekala (16715)
• India
20 Jul 10
Hi amaine, Handling four jobs is not an easy task. I know some people are doing two jobs and they are doing the same for getting some more money. There is no surprise your body is all sore and you are tired much. It means you need rest. But I can understand if you are taking over stress, then there must be some reason for it. Your health is also important and it is your wealth too. So take care of your health.