Too many things and too little time. I find I need a balance in my life. NaNoWriMo is awesome, but it doesn’t really help with balancing life very much. The scales have fallen heavy on the writing side, which is great, because that means I’m writing and doing things and taking it seriously, like a part-time job.
On the other hand, I had to scramble to get my house cleaned up and food cooked for Thanksgiving. I have not been cooking as much as I used to and gotten off track with exercise. I’m so stressed right now that it has affected my immune system and caused me to be home sick today. I just want to curl up on my couch and watch television for days or just play video games and escape it all.
I have not been doing that, because I know that is very destructive, so I am attempting to strike a balance. This has yet to work for me. As you may remember from reading my previous post on Procrastination, I tend to go full-force until I am out of steam. I seem to have hit the “out of steam” section and have realized again why balance is important.
I have no magic solutions, but feel I need to pay attention to all the sides of my life at once without stretching myself so thin that it’s like spread a teaspoon of butter on a loaf of bread. So, for others out there who struggle with balancing their lives, what do you do? Advice is appreciated!