There will always be more work to do, which is why it is important to take time to rest. Rest allows one to continue working, as well as to enjoy the effects of one’s work.
I set myself an alarm with a pleasant melody. If the work is only requiring a few more moments I'll sometimes snooze it so it will go off again in 10-15 min. I make it a point to stop and go to bed when this alarm goes off regularly.
It was written in one of the letters, and really struck me. – Things doesn't need to be finished to go to bed! This has been a real issue for me before, but I get it better done the next day when I'm rested.
First of all thank you so much for your question. I think it’s easier said than done which is why we practice these routines to make them into good habits. Give yourself grace. You’re accomplishing one step at a time. If you feel like you have more to do each night, take some time to inventory some of your day’s productivity. You may have to take something out from your routine before you can try to make it a habit. Start off with just 1-2 habits in the morning, evening and maybe one in the afternoon. Try it for at least 30 days then make it a habit by doing it for another 30 days! Thank you so much for letting me share!
Stick to the same bedtime and getting up time even on the weekends, once you are in a routine you will find you have more energy. Personally, I would leave the work until the following day as you will have more energy to tackle the job after a good night's sleep, but that doesn't work for everyone, do what you feel is right for you.