Every piece of advice on getting stronger is to make sleep a priority. No one is saying stay up until 2 AM playing video games. You have to make recovery just as much of a priority as the workout in order to go again tomorrow.

There is wisdom in this.

I have found that it is easier to accomplish the “to do” list when I am already in the mindset to get things done. Not when I have more time on my hands. On the contrary, when I have less.

Pick a schedule that works. You can say from 10 AM to noon that is the time you are being productive. No emails. No checking Tweets. Time to do the work. And then the clock hits noon and you are done. Your sprint for the day is complete. Now it is time to rest.

If you are always available to get the next thing done, you’ll just burn yourself out. Get a proper rest and then repeat.