I have about 12 hours per week for deep work. For me, this includes writing, editing, and email pitching/ asking people for something.
I can do more for a big push.
The trouble is, with deadlines looming, all my pushes have begun to merge into one and I have no energy for anything else I’m supposed to do.
I’m trying to pace myself and include some housework, people, and self-care into my routine. I’m not talking about spa days or getting my nails done, but the simple things like cleaning my study and phoning my mum.