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Balancing Side Projects

The work-life balancing act isn't easy for me. It gets even harder when "life" involves a bunch of side work and projects not related at all to my "work". I'm constantly battling with the need to "work", my want to relax and have fun with friends, and my obsession with all my side projects.

Now, this isn't a post meant to give anyone advice. On the contrary, if anything I'm actually seeking advice on how any of you deal with this dilemma. Right now things are a hot mess, and I don't think I'm reaching my full potential in any aspect right now.

How so? Well, I end up yearning to work on my side projects the entire time I am at work, though when I get home to actually work on my side projects I get distracted into social interactions (or binge watching Arrested Development on Netflix). Hence progress isn't being made on my hobbies, nor am I really impassioned about my "work", and the whole time I'm trying to relax and socialize I feel guilty about the first two points.

Overall I feel a global lack of energy. I have the best of intentions, but I'm just so tired all the time. I know that with exercise and a better diet I could significantly boost my daily energy level, yet I'm not actively pursuing these lifestyle changes. It's like the lack of energy is resisting the very thing that would supply us with all the energy in the world.

But alas, I am definitely not the only person in the world, let alone America, that is battling with the need and failure to exercise regularly. I just need to get over this hump that I'm perpetually stuck behind so I can finally make good on many of the goals I have in place.

I guess now is a good a time as any to start.

To be continued...

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