As an adult, the work is never done. There will always be something else we can do.
Dogmatically postponing play until you’ve completed everything on your task list doesn’t work. You resent work because it’s keeping you from having fun and you can’t have fun because you feel guilty that you’re not working.
Instead, you need to define a win condition for the day.
This really hit home for me. I am always trying to get work done, but I often forget what a “win” is for the day. I think part of my day planning process being to define a win condition will massively help this.
What do you think?