If you have experience going to the gym (I did – for 3 months! And somehow the post gym muscles are always thought to have been photoshopped.. haha), then the trainers typically insist on taking lots of time in between work outs.
For example, we were restricted to work out for an hour every day from Monday-Saturday and forbidden from entering the gym on Sunday as the muscles needed time to react to the exercise.
It is the same with productivity – our brain needs time. Chugging along and working 15 hours every day is not necessarily productive and is definitely not something to be proud of either, especially if you are having to do so consistently.
It’s not about the battle, but about the war after all.
I can’t help re-emphasize this for myself. Learnt this the hard way during my start-up days.