This is something I struggle with on an annual basis (during tax season). I have a real job – one that exists very far away from my internet projects. I have no problem meeting the obligations of that job, even if it’s stressful at times.
Sometimes, however, the real stress isn’t about what I’m doing at my job – it’s what I’m not doing outside my job because “I’m too busy.” I have projects that I’d like to be working on, but at the same time, I also want to enjoy what little free time I have outside of work (which tends to happen when you’re working 60+ hours a week).
So how do you fight this urge to simply say, “I’m too busy”? How do you maintain productivity with your side projects when your “real” life is consuming most of your time? This post will be short and sweet, but hopefully it’ll generate some good discussion.