Rule of thumb:
Don’t blame others for the life choices that you have made.
If you or others think that you have to adhere to those options of lifestyle to be successful entrepreneurs, you’re most likely wrong. Some of those things are counter intuitive.
Working long hours is only productive if you are motivated at what you are doing.. breaks are necessary for advancement. You have the proverbial apple in Newton’s head (I know I know, one can doubt its veracity) but I certainly had lots of breakthroughs in bathroom breaks, running, showering, washing dishes, and simply living the rest of my life.
If you spend 60+ hours in front of the computer trying to churn out productivity while the other half of your brain is saying: f#ck this shit, you’ll end up burning out and sacrificing what you are doing in the long term by starting to loath it rather than love it.
If you are truly passionate about what you do, after a couple of days off, you’ll be itching to start working again. If not, probably startup life/or that particular startup aren’t for you.
Building a startup is a marathon, not a 100m sprint for ~40 kms
The best analogy I can think of is running. You cannot run at full speed for long, but if you do it sustainably and sure as hell you can go far.