Creativity, deadlines, complexity, codes, budgets, coordination. Did I mention deadlines?
Where’s the balance? Where’s the serenity?
I don't know if anyone has THE answer.
One thing that I tried, that I was able to fit into my day, was meditation. Transcendental Meditation [TM] complements of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. I think TM is a good system but there are many ways to go. I think the important thing about meditation is to do it. Twice a day. Every day.
The rules are simple. No eating or exercise for two hours beforehand. Sit up straight. A dining room chair is ideal. Close your eyes. Think your mantra (TM). Or any of several alternatives.
When you realize thoughts have intruded, return to your meditation. Continue for 15-20 minutes.
I find that once a day is better than nothing, but the real benefits come from twice a day. That second meditation is my bane. The ’day’ invariably gets in the way. I’ve often fit that second meditation in by sitting in my car in a parking lot. Where there is a will there is a way.
Give it a try. There are actual physical benefits to be gained.