If you’re chronically stressed and up late working, you’re doing something wrong. You’ve built a life around hard to do work, not hard work.
Hard to do Work = spread your work throughout the day + sleep less
Hard Work = consolidated your work into two well-defined periods + slept an hour more per night + more relaxed
Do less. But do what you do with complete and hard focus. Then when you’re done be done, and go enjoy the rest of the day.
The more important a person’s work, the more comfortable they were taking time off. Here’s the hypothesis: once they built confidence in their understanding of value — how to identify what really matters and what it really takes to produce it — they gained the confidence required to push everything else aside.
Resource: If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers