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In case you’re wondering, I’m still striving away.

Yes, I’ve got more work than I know what to do with. But it’s no excuse.

In fact, it’s the reason why I was preparing all summer just in case it came to this.

The more you have to do, the more important it is to keep up the fight.

Right now, in this moment, as you are being the super stars you are, you need to take the time to breathe.

A fellow writer friend asked me the other day how I could do it all-keep up 2 blogs, work as an associate editor for Psych Central, work on two new projects, and flirt with the potential of new freelance jobs.

I won’t lie to you and say it’s easy. In fact, this is the most work I have ever had since I started. It’s taken up late weeknights and weekends. But this time I’m not burning out.

I’m still sleeping (most nights) 8 hours a day, meditating, walking in addition to fitting in zumba, pilates and tai chi. And getting all my work in.

Plus, I’ve cut out all caffeine and have done a pretty good job of eliminating sugar and processed food from my diet.

But I’m not saying this to give you a window into my perfect life. Quite opposite actually. I’m telling you this because the key to changing my lifestyle comes down to this:


“Forget perfection and do what’s best for you right now.”


It’s not sexy or even very brilliant. But I learned that in order to have a healthy well-balanced life, you really need to break down the idea of having a perfect life.

This means that I don’t always practice tai chi every night for 40 minutes. But on most days I do it for 20-40. It also means that I may not walk every day or that I get everything right all the time. But I know I have tomorrow. And I also know that in order to keep this up, I need to take care of myself. I am my #1 priority. And living healthy means doing the best that I can to achieve that.

If I can exercise, meditate and eat right on most days plus throw in several moments of fun and play, then I can handle my life even when it’s at its craziest.

Have you found the secret to a well-balanced life? Share what you discovered here.

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2 thoughts on “Not Giving Up the Fight”

  1. It’s cool how a blog post kind of speaks to you in a certain moment in time; I feel like I’ve been go-go-go lately, too, and the one thing I’m bad about is sacrificing sleep (and old habit from the former day job). So I totally agree that working hard shouldn’t come at the expense of living sane!

    Keep on rocking, Brandi!

    1. If we could survive on feedback like that alone, I would be wealthy and rich! Thanks Mahesh! I love hearing how a blog post fits with the person who’s reading it. Hope you get to practice self-care this weekend! It’s definitely a priority on my list.

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