If you feel like you’re not living because you’re spending all your time disciplining yourself into a functional schedule of work and rest then I can guarantee you’re not as functional as you could be.
Because the best ideas, the best rest, and the best work happens when you feel alive.
Life is certainly made up of a lot of work and rest. But those things can take on different forms. Work can be playful, and so can rest.
To keep yourself healthy and still have a life you have to master state management. You have to understand what gets you into fight or flight mode and what makes you feel rested. Most of us have recreational activities that don’t really make us feel better, and work that makes us feel even worse. But if you engineer your activities of work and rest to suit your needs you’ll feel like you’re living your best life within those activities.