Yes. This. So much this.

It’s not only reward or recognition, but what I feel is the pressure that I should be doing something. Working out or writing the next 16 weeks’ worth of blog posts or editing a book or reading or podcasting or networking or… something!

What we often forget (as you’ve pointed out) is our emotional/psychological health is just as important. It’s a lot easier for me to execute what I’m learning and reading if I’m happy — meaning I’m doing things I love to do in the first place.

There’s certainly a point of diminishing returns with everything in life… even (especially) self-improvement.

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