Well, just like there are sooo many things I could buy (well if I had a bottomless wallet), it still comes down to choice and balance.
And so is the truth of photography as well. Sure, I could burn a few hundred images in a day - and I do! But, I don't keep them all. And there are some I bypass... I won't take a picture now, because in just a minute, her expression will be more pleasing. I can get a slightly better angle, there's a papercup on the ground, there's a stick in the way.
And, so, I refrain. Try to make my best shots to conserve the energy later of having to cull through so many to choose the best. With a little forethought, I can do some pre-emptive culling.
And, so, this summer, I need to do the same with my choices of activity and carefully balance friends, family, activity, and restful solitude. Sure, I want to do it all - who doesn't. How have you "pre-emptively" culled your choices to conserve energy, space, or money?