"You can't be brave if you're tired." Rachel Hollis
The reason this quote has stuck with me is because most, if not all of my students, are pretty much tired all the time. My high school students are exhausted from classes, homework, extracurriculars, and my adult students are exhausted from work, family, kids, etc. And the common complaint is they feel like they do not have enough time to make the needed change that will help them improve not just health/fitness but their career.
So let's flip the script.
In our chosen profession, bravery is not an option. By nature of performing, you HAVE to be brave. Bravery allows us to step into vulnerability, to make big choices in the rehearsal process that are wrong, so we can learn what the right choice is.
And if you are tired, sick, run down, you straight up cannot be as effective because you can't be as brave. It will end up holding you back. And I say this from experience. I stayed hidden and small for an incredibly long time because I didn't want people to see things that were "wrong" about my body. Because I stayed small and because I blamed my body and didn't learn how to properly maintain and take care of my body - I didn't get the roles I wanted. And I didn't end up with the career I wanted, either. I blamed my height and fed into the mentality of take whatever gig I could because it was the only self-validation I had at the time. And that SUCKED. And this is not what I want for all of you, so:
It's about making sure you have time for all of the things, creative and otherwise, and that you're taking care of yourself mentally and physically to be able to experience those things fully. It's a straightforward approach that will get you to look at where your time is realistically going, while also acknowledging where time is being sucked away from you.