We easily get the results we want when we first put ourselves in a productive, good-feeling state.
Sadly, most of us never do that. We run headlong into our days. We try to feel good by getting busy. It’s as if we say, “When I get all these tasks done, then I’ll feel good. Until then, I will stress, strain, or struggle.”
That doesn’t work. Any effort made while feeling bad usually draws in poorer thinking, communication, and follow through.
In your corner,
PS: Don’t feel bad if you have the “headlong into the day” habit. You’ve come by it honestly. Our (global) society has had this get-busy habit for millennia (best guess).