Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Balancing Game
I know I've posted about this before: how to balance real life with writing and everything in between. As it stands, I feel like I have two jobs that I am barely keeping up in, and lately that has meant very little writing, as I spend a lot of time trying to maintain my blog and other media outlets in the name of "marketing." (Or, as I regularly think of it, "my attempts thereof"...)
So what am I saying? I seriously suck at balance. I love writing. I know I need to do more of it to maintain some semblance of sanity in my life. But with a release coming up shortly (a few weeks now, eep!!) everything feels like a mad rush toward getting ready for that. And, let's just say my day job is a solid 55+ hours a week of utter insanity (which I love, too, but man am I tired when I get home at night).
What I will say helps me, though, is a few small things: exercise (nothing clears my head like a long run), good music, some time alone (with no distractions, so preferably at a coffee shop), and very little TV (not because I don't enjoy it, but because I get a lot more done if I'm not parked in front of it). If I can keep myself off the internet, these things help. But it does mean that I may miss some blog posts (especially with A-Z going on right now), and I may not be the most social person ever. Don't hate me for it! Summer will be here soon, and with it more time to chat with you all!
My question for you? What helps you get through the never-ending to-do list?