Everybody yearns to be understood, to have others listen to what they have to say.
At the same time, there aren’t many great listeners out there (how many times has somebody included 5 minutes of unsolicited advice mid-conversation?).
The irony in having someone give you advice is that oftentimes you’ll end up doing what you wanted to do in the first place.
Don’t prescribe, just listen.
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.