There’s a certain feeling of completeness that arrives when you’ve done your best work for the day.
I can describe it to you in two ways.
When it’s present, you just know it. There is no question. It doesn’t matter if you might have done more, or if the work could have possibly been better, because you gave it your best shot, held nothing back, and delivered. You didn’t wait for perfect, or anything else. You can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.
When it’s absent, you wonder ‘what if’. You’re missing something. Rationalizations enter the scene. ‘You’ll do it tomorrow, or next week,’ you tell yourself. You might not even be sure what’s wrong. You might even get angry and frustrated. Tomorrow seems daunting.
Both can become habits.