While this is true, it's very hard to do. If you have a job outside of the house, there is not always a balance. You may have to work extra hours or on holidays and birthdays and you don't have an option. So in my opinion you must treat your business just as you would the outside job. You may be able to take some time on holidays and birthdays or even incorporate your business with those events, but it is still difficult to balance it evenly. I feel your business must come first sometimes because this is your job.
Also, what are a few other things you do besides hive and your curation trail?