I’ve spent my entire life putting work first and my body second. I practically didn’t sleep in high school and college. I cannot afford to do that anymore. And neither can you. Put your health first. If you don’t, you won’t live long enough to get your work done or whatever it is you think is more important. Stop moving, rest, take the day off if you need to.
A lesson I learned long ago. It’s severed me well ever since, but a gentle reminder is always good. Your body is a temple. Treat it as such.
Correction: “served” me well.