Overworking from scarcity

Hey there.

I’ve been working everyday for 12-16 hours a day, juggling my work and the business I’m building. I do my Monday Hour One at the beginning of the week and follow it, but things always come up (new opportunities, new requests) so I end up working longer always. I have to skip my free time again and again (“have to” – I hear it.)

I realized today that I have the thought “If I don’t do it all now it’s all going to go away.” and saw that I’m acting so much from urgency and scarcity. I hate it. But it feels SO true.

I need to do the things in order to make things happen. I need to be DOING. I don’t know how to give myself a break and believe it will work out if I’m not doing. I feel like there’s this set amount of things I’ll do (example: post to Facebook 6 times per week) that will yield me a result. The problem is, I think that about everything on my list. EVERYTHING will yield me a result, so I need to do it. I don’t know how to find balance here.