14. Don't Fill Your Days With Competing Priorities
"Aside from going to my day job and sleeping and eating, this project was pretty much the only thing I did during the month that I had to complete it. I took short breaks here and there, but I didn't make many social plans or cook fancy meals or anything like that. Scaling life back to the essentials helped me focus and conserved my energy for making decisions and getting around the inevitable DIY roadblocks that came up along the way. Believe me, I needed every ounce of energy I could muster to get it done on time."