Do yourself a favor. Do your employees, coworkers and associates a favor. Do your clients a favor.

Take a break.

Take a walk, play with the dog, practice your clarinet, read a book.

Take the afternoon, the weekend or a cruise.

Sure you are behind. Gotta catch up. Just gut it out, get it done, man. Go! Go! Go!

Then you click Save As instead of Copy and you lose three hours of work. If you are lucky.

We tend to create artificial goals, deadlines for ghosts. We are Ichabod Crane and one more report is the Headless Horseman hot on our trail.

But, like the Headless Horseman, it is just a figment of our imagination. A fever dream.

Do more work. Do better work.

Take a break.