The self care thing is huge and amazing advice. When I was starting my tech business, I worked with people in other time zones or who had day jobs and my goal was to be available and engaged when THEY were able to work, in addition to being available during normal office hours for my clients… meaning I was at my computer most of the time. I did this because I thought I had to ‘keep up’.
As of about three years ago, I drew some really firm boundaries about when things happened (email responses, etc) , and prioritized self care (sleep, etc). Not only do I feel better for it, I feel more productive and my business actually increased.
Congratulations on your excellent work at Medium, Amy, and at figuring out the self care stuff faster than many people do.