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Our overall mood and energy level is not always directly related to how well we can perform a certain task such as playing tennis, solving Excel math or talking to a patient. Of course it’s generally helpful to be rested and feel energetic but whatever faculty we need to carry out the task can totally have a mind of its own. Just because I slept well doesn’t mean I can ace a negotiation. Just because I lack energy doesn’t mean I will do a bad job. This isn’t a license to chronically deprive yourself from things that are necessary for a healthy life like sleep, movement or good food. It just means that we shouldn’t mentally give up on something unless we have tried it.