Are you being over-productive? What I mean by this question is, are you so focused on completing your task list every single day that it brings you stress and anxiety?
I’ve lived the majority of my adult life, since college, in this manner. “I need to complete all of my tasks at work today and I need to do them great and fast as well. And I need to write an article tonight too.”
Your mind doesn’t calculate for off-days, life events, and days where it’s just a struggle to get in the shower and show up.
I want to become less efficient & optimized, as I believe it will help me become happier overall with work and life. If you want to understand my thought process for this, take a look at inc. magazine’s feature about Tim Ferriss below.