Sometimes I get so incredibly motivated that all I can think about is coding, designing and pushing a project out. It consumes my days and nights. It consumes my work time. It consumes my free time.
Motivation is a great thing, but sometimes it gets to a dangerous level with me. It can get to the level of obsession. However, I will say that if anyone in this world puts out an excellent product, they probably had to be pretty hardcore about making it.
So I am caught in this state of trying to maintain balance. I need rest. I need play. I need socialization beyond my coworkers and wife. However, I can’t seem to get beyond something within me that keeps driving me to create, driving me to invent. It frustrates the heck out of me.
I have been on both sides. I have not contributed an ounce to my goals. I have been lethargic and purely followed pleasure and play. That is just not good enough. I need goals and dreams. I need to push myself. However, once I realize this I seem to flip-flop in my thinking and push myself too hard, lose sleep, lose motivation, go into my own world, etc.
I need balance. I know that I need moderation and that will take care of my issues. However, I have trouble just like anyone at moderation. That is why this time, I ask you. What is it that you do to destress, to relax, to be moderate, to enjoy life. What is it that you do that makes you more inspired to come back and work hardcore on a sweet idea or invention? How do you recharge?