In my late teens, I treated every holiday season, 2 weeks away from school, as “Training Camp”. I was going to come back after the holidays ripped and muscular.
I didn’t know any better that it’s humanly impossible to make that big a progress in 2 weeks.
What this mindset DID for me however was entrench in my mind that the holiday season was one of productivity and performance. A focussed outcome, work put in and of course I picked the spots where I could indulge in all of the holiday festivities without blowing it.
This mindset stays with me to this day. Focus lost NEVER.