For the last 10 years I've been playing with 3-5 bands, touring 4-6 times a year, gigging 3-6 nights a week, and always working to make sure my career is moving vertically. The slowburn stress of juggling all the gigs, constantly working on music/learning new songs, late nights, and never enough sleep is starting to catch up with me. I've felt like I needed to take a little break before, but opted to grit my teeth and rock through it- this time, it's different. My life feels out of balance and my performance is starting to diminish. I'm glad that people dig my playing and appreciate what I can bring into a musicial situation and I'm grateful to be considered one of the serious "players" in the big music town I'm in... but I think I'm losing my grip. Damn it. Any advice/thoughts/suggestions from players who've been there?