Juggling a career and personal passions can be tough. I've been there! For me, it's all about carving out 'me time'. I remember when I was swamped with work, I'd still make sure to set aside an hour or so for things I loved. It was my little oasis in a desert of deadlines!
One thing that really helped was being super disciplined during work hours. I'd be all in, no distractions. This way, I could wrap up on time and have guilt-free personal time. And honestly, sometimes work gets crazy, and it feels like you're walking a tightrope, but it's so important to breathe and take those little breaks.
Speaking of work, I've heard some folks talk about using employee monitoring software
. It sounds a bit Big Brother-ish, but I guess it helps some people stay on track.