I think this is a mantra I need to use more often. I know I've used similar techniques to help friends (like when one of them was one-month in a 4-month study abroad experience in Germany, and she felt like she wasted all her time already). There's always time to do the stuff you should be doing. ...but don't use that as an excuse to delay it further, haha. A fine line to walk.
I totally agree Iris! When do you know you to stop trying so hard and move onto something else. Fine line indeed!