I went through several stages from my 19 to 42:
Stage 1. Compulsive workaholism (not all at once, but gradually it grew).
Confusion, chaos, lack of consistency, “work for the sake of work”, constant sitting up to 3 am, very unproductive work.
Stage 2. Working on workaholism, improving life. Adding rest.
Asking myself questions like “What should I work on to work less and get more money?”
I HAVE to rest, and the world won’t fall apart.
Adding constant blocks of rest daily. I MAY get enough sleep at all times, I MAY sleep 9 hours at a time.
Stage 3. Trying to project my new “point B” such as “I don’t work in the afternoon,” “I work 4 hours a day.”
Because everyone says you have to come to this.
But I felt like something is wrong with that for me. Mostly because I WANT to work more myself.
Stage 4. Allowing myself to work more. All the better understanding of myself.
As a Capricorn, researcher and so on and so forth, I really like to work, it’s my pleasure. Especially since I have a lot of value for people, and there will be more to come. It’s a lot of happiness hormones. I, like Elon Musk, do not want to work little. And it is unlikely that I ever will.
But I don’t want to work 10 or 12 hours either. Although sometimes it’s okay. But it’s better to work 8 hours. But not 4.
Although I would like more research and study. So I think I want to get 4-6 hours for work and 2-4 for study, and sometimes all day just study.
Stage 5. If you get up at 4-5 in the morning and make good use of Power Time – I get 2-3 times more productive, and then, yes, the concept of “I do not work in the afternoon” begins to fit and also have my pleasure in it and meaning.
But now you still need to work on my finances to make it my norm every day.
So far, these are the puzzles that have come together.
What are yours?