I have always been a hustler. Working multiple jobs, plus balancing a lot of other random things, always. I could never just relax.
Well, that was until this year. This year brought a lot of news about my health. My only option was to change my lifestyle. As I’m sure all of you know, change is hard.
It’s really easy to fall back into the habits of hustling till I can’t move, falling asleep, and getting up tomorrow to do the same thing over again. It’s so easy that I often over book my time. My nightly post work to-do list ranges from 5 to 10 items all of which require some larger time commitment, but no worries because I’m superwoman, right?
Ha. Wrong. Most nights I come home, I tackle 1-2, maybe 3 of those massive to-do’s and try to find a way to relax and breathe.
What I noticed is that I love the concept of coming home and pounding out tons of work on massive personal projects. But I don’t just love the concept. I love doing it. I love the feeling of a good day’s work.
However, what I’ve learned is that my health can only handle about a week’s worth of “good days work” before it decides I need a break. So for 2019, I want to focus on finding the balance of working hard and resting well.
To bring this full picture for you, I’m currently getting over a sick week. I have about 5 creative projects I should be tackling but I know I need to continue to rest or relapse will be evident.
So sometimes creativity is hard because you have to pace yourself. Or, maybe it’s just me?