You can handle 20 hour days if you set yourself up for success. The first step to being organized is to write down everything that you need to do. Sit still for 5 to 10 minutes to create a master list then organize those tasks by level of importance. I try to start with things I don't like to do like answering emails and scheduling tweets then jump into writing content and planning my Instagram feed.
I'm a spender by nature so saving isn't my favorite thing to do, but it’s been essential to getting off the broke bus. I sometimes struggle and live paycheck to paycheck, but I'm working hard on saving to avoid this behavior. I am currently saving for retirement (401k), emergencies, our wedding and my 26th birthday. Saving towards goals makes the act of saving worth my time.
Here's my savings breakdown:
Retirement: My 401k is through my job and they match my donation. #winning
Wedding: I'm saving for our wedding using Rize. You can sign up here and get $5 for free. I love Rize because I can watch my money grow monthly. It was simple to setup and it's easy to adjust my savings goals.
Emergency Fund: This one is my first priority. I am currently saving $300 per month for this fund. I want to save up 6 months’ worth of expenses in case I'm ever out of a job or can't hustle like I want to.
20-hour work days require inspiration. You must remember why you're working so hard to be successful. Are your kids your motivation? Does the next generation excite you? Never forget your "Why." For me, I get inspired looking at successful Black women across social media, style influencers on Pinterest and the creatives around me. I only spend time with people who I love and/or inspire me. There is no gray about this. People will either feed you or drain you. The choice is yours.