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Ambitious creatives and creators are constantly coming up with new ideas, engaging in a variety of projects, and at times pushing themselves beyond their limits.

It’s easy to get swallowed up in the roller-coaster excitement and emotion of it all.

Plus, projects tend to validate creatives and creators. In a world where people are obsessed with one simple question – “what do you do?” – projects give us meaning (though we should not feel obligated to justify our existence or our work).

Now, it’s easy to say, “don’t burn out,” “don’t overwork,” “don’t buy into the hustle,” or otherwise.

And when I say it, I say it with the utmost sincerity. Because my latest burnout was unpleasant, even though I was well-prepared (because of previous experience).

Perhaps a more caring way to articulate this is by saying:

Pour your purse back into your health.

Pour your purse back into your health. Click To Tweet

It’s all well and good to pursue your passions and earn more money. But if all it does is add more busyness and stress to your life, there’s a good chance you’re out of balance in some way.

It’s okay to be out of balance temporarily, especially if you’re on an unconventional path, but you shouldn’t stay there long. You shouldn’t rev your engine that hard for that long.

The money you earn should be reinvested into your projects. But it should also be reinvested into your health.

Whether it’s going on vacation, buying organic foods and supplements, or getting a gym membership, consider how you can support and sustain your well-being long-term. Obsess over sustainability.

Whether it’s going on vacation, buying organic foods and supplements, or getting a gym membership, consider how you can support and sustain your well-being long-term. Click To Tweet

I have gotten into this habit, and every time I go to the grocery store, I’m always looking for something I can add to my diet that’s going to benefit me, even if it’s just one thing.

Remember – you would not have gotten to where you are without your brain and your body. And you need them to function optimally for you to function optimally. There is no other way!

I know entrepreneurs who struggle with self-care, so they often don’t realize it when they need a break to feel excited about what they’re doing, produce great work, and pivot where necessary. There comes a time when solving problems with more action just becomes a form of insanity.

There comes a time when solving problems with more action just becomes a form of insanity. Click To Tweet

There’s no virtue in being a red-eye domain name buyer. Because those are the decisions you tend to regret later.

Your health and well-being are deserving of your attention. When you’ve got a surplus of cash, consider reinvesting.

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