This post comes into my mind, because right now I am working on a task, that has kind of a deadline, tomorrow morning. So I need to finish it, before I got to bed 🤷♀️.
Pay attention to the effects
I will finish this task today, even if it means I have to stay up until 1 AM. But before you do something like this, think about the effect that it could have.
One point to think about is, trading your hours and your attention. If I put in the hours today they will miss tomorrow. If I put in 1 more hour today, I will sleep an hour longer tomorrow. If I don’t sleep that hour longer, it will work against my productivity.
Be sure about the costs
By trying to finish this one damn task today, you will get less sleep, or you have less power tomorrow and the day after.
Now compare, is it worth it? You are trading one task versus one or two days, on which cannot focus or put in all the power you would have had, if you just went to bad and worked on it the other day.
Yes, this post is by intention written more dramatic than it should be. I want to make sure, you get the point. 😉
See you tomorrow!