How much is too much? A question I often ask myself...
But the answer is actually very simple to me:
If you are passionate enough about a pursuit it's not a sacrifice.
As human's we are built to walk uphill - and by this I mean we are designed to be working towards something, a greater purpose.
"a sense of purpose appears to have evolved in humans so that we can accomplish big things together—which may be why it’s associated with better physical and mental health. Purpose is adaptive, in an evolutionary sense. It helps both individuals and the species to survive." - A science-based article on the subject
In lockdown everyone thought they would "finally get around..." to doing what they never got time to do; reading, putting their feet up, getting some down time.
But, I saw a recurring theme... When it came to it, no one actually wanted to do anything of these things THAT much.
It was nice, but in many cases it didn't last long (of course not the case for everyone). Why? Because we're built to walk uphill.
Working, failing, climbing, achieving, are an essential parts of life - and with that comes sacrifice.
So where is the line? Well... it circles back to self-awareness.
Only you know your limits, and whether the lifestyle you lead is conducive to your well-being.
It also wildly depends on your situation, someone that's 18 with little responsibilities can make far greater sacrifice than someone with kids that depend on them.
But in my eyes, great things only come from sacrifice.