You Can’t Have It All If You Try to Do It All
On this celestial sphere we live on, we’re bound to just 24 hours in a day. This is a hard limit I’ve been fighting since college, without success.
Once again, I’ve taken on too much. Activities that seemed manageable have spiraled out of control, leaving me without enough time to write.
I need to write.
It can be difficult to admit that something you enjoy—something that’s satisfying and makes you feel like you’re contributing—is getting in the way of a higher priority goal.
When that happens, it’s time to step back and reassess.
If we want to reach our dreams, sometimes we have to do less instead of more. Less of things that distract us. Less of things that sap our energy.
Pushing ourselves by working more hours isn’t an effective solution. We need down time. Good exercise and good sleep make us more productive.
Writers cannot live by caffeine alone.
So here I am, re-evaluating my priorities and shedding activities that I wish I had time for but don’t.
And by doing that, with any luck, I’m getting a few steps closer to my dreams.
Do you try to do too much? How do you find balance?
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