Granted, there are times when you need to just hunker down and do your work, but don't get so caught up in what you are doing that you ignore others. I know it sounds "successful" to be able to tune others out, but quality of life takes a hit. Friendships. Marriages. The good stuff.
So, don't ever let "success" detract from your life. It ain't worth it.
How do you help yourself practice this?
Take a day off every week.
This is what the Hebrews call Shabbat. Am I endorsing that you try to follow the rules of Michnah?
Not at all (though you certainly can try if you want).
I'm merely saying that in my experience taking a day off every week is fantastic... and I still get all my work done, be it homework, work work, or yard work.
Of course, the yard work only gets done if I actually decide to do it. Don't come over to look at my yard, I'm planning to start paying attention to it when I retire. For now, I have other things to do.
And that's the other big lesson here: There are only so many hours in a day, so pick what is important and do that.
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