Every time you drop the bar or rest the clock moves on. Tick. Tock.
A few quick breaths can easily burn 15-20 seconds.
Find a way. A way to will yourself to continue the workout, pay attention to form and adhere to your pre-game plan.
You don’t have to go all out all of the time, that will just cause you to burn out and waste precious time while you try to recover.
Make a plan. Find your pace. Stick to it.
Watch how much time ticks away when you stop for a breather, or throw the bar down in angst.
Get your work done.