When we choose to skip out on something, we’re trading it with something else.
When we choose to sleep an hour later than usual, we’re trading what we do in that hour for a shorter, perhaps lower quality night’s rest.
When we stay behind to do some work at the office, we’re trading that for time we could be spending with our family and loved ones at home.
When we forget to prepare lunch the night before, we trade that with spending $15 the next day for it.
Your choice to do (or not do) something is always being traded with another.
Planning to do all your work in one day might sound good on paper, but in practice it’s a different story.
Take care of your work self.
If what you’re doing or what you’re striving for comes from somebody else, we might have a problem.
The problem is that what you’re doing is not actually yours. You never had the intention to do this, but you’re doing this because somebody else told you it would be good and that it would be the right thing to do in your situation.
Just because it was good for somebody else doesn’t mean that it will do the same magic for you.
There’s nobody to keep up with, and there’s nothing you’re really missing out on.
Don’t do what everybody else is doing. Do what works for you.