If you’re at work on Tuesday and it feels like you’re already in the middle of the workweek, it might be because you’ve fallen into a routine of getting a jump on Monday by starting work on Sunday.
My sister will sometimes say, “Can’t chat, got to work,” reminding me that she is less distractible than I am, and correspondingly more successful.
Take a deep breath, ignore whatever project is supposed to be taking up your time, and read this Washington Post interview with Professor Brené Brown titled “Exhaustion is not a status symbol.”
Studies have shown that we have a tendency to overestimate how much we work, but how much? One study shows that the higher your status in a profession, the higher number of hours you estimate.
This resonated particularly with me because talking about money is often about repetition. We talk about saving, paying off debt, retirement, living within our means—and yet it is the repetition of this conversation that perhaps makes it more effective.