The most critical aspect of a writer’s life is balance. Too much typing can lead to carpel tunnel. Too little typing and that manuscript remains unfinished.
Too little exercise leaves you lethargic. Too much exercise cuts into your writing time.
Too little socializing cuts into your real world experiences, the ones that fuel the page. Too much socializing leaves you exhausted emotionally with nothing to give your pages.
Think of your life as a city. The roads, the buildings, the sidewalks, the subways. They all have a limit. They all need to be utilized. But over-usage will damage them. Run them down faster.
Right now I’m struggling to find my balance between editing, drafting, reading, and the other 10,000 things in my life. But I recognize the need for it and I’m doing my best to move toward it.
How do you find balance? How do you juggle all your responsibilities?