work late on a personal project





Until you can’t anymore



Can working late at night be an act of self-care?

Before you say: “Oh no, absolutely not”, I want you my friends, to read the whole post and tell me.

Next week, I’m going to celebrate day 100 of the Self-Care Journey.

When I started it in December, I didn’t know I would embark for a 365-day adventure.

It’s after one week of self-care that I decided to extend the experiment to a whole year.

So far, you’ve been following this journey on Facebook. But the reading experience on Facebook, especially with such long posts, is far from being optimal.

So I want to launch a real blog. On day 100. Next week.

My friends, I have to tell you it’s a heavy load of work. Plus, I’ve never done that before and I have to learn everything from scratch.

I’m not sure I can make it for next week. But I want to give myself a chance.

So yesterday, I decided to work at night.

I stayed up late and sat behind my screen until I couldn’t anymore.

Today, I’m proud of myself.

I’m proud I was able to overcome fatigue and get some work done.

And I really hope I can make it for next week.

But if I can’t, I would have done my best. And that is enough.

Now tell me, my friends, can working late be an act of self-care?

Did you like this post? Please share it. It would mean a lot to me and help your friends take better care of themselves.

WHY IS IT SELF-CARE?  We all want to have a meaningful life. We all have dreams we want to follow. We all have a project that’s super important but for which we don’t have enough time because we limited times. Working late at night, if it gets you closer to your meaningful life, is worth the sacrifice of sleeping less hours or not watching Netflix. We have one life. 


“Far and away, the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”  Theodore Roosevelt.

If you want to know if you still have the energy to work late when you come from work, you should ask yourself honestly: am I tired or am I being lazy?

Most of the time, we know the answer. The thing is that only you can determine where you are.

When I do this exercise but still can’t work, I ask Hubby for help.

For example, he knows how important and meaningful is this journey to me. When I feel lazy, I ask him to cheer me up and remind me why it’s important.

Share your projects with someone who cares for you (a partner, a friend, a brother) and ask them to encourage you evertime you need it. 

But don’t burn yourself out. It’s useless to work late if you can’t wake up the next morning. So always stop when you still can have a full nights sleep.

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