When things don’t go your way and it feels like whatever you do it just won’t work out, what do you do?
Face the facts. Admit to yourself your shortcomings. Are you really working hard for what you wanted or just doing busywork to preoccupy yourself? What is preventing you from what you need to do? Is it lack of resources, motivation, reasons to keep going?
Why are you not doing your best to achieve your goals? Do you even have goals? Maybe they’re too broad – narrow them down. Think of which to first work on based on importance – prioritize.
When you’re doing something, you’re not doing something else that could be more important. If you feel overwhelmed by the things you need to do, chuck them. Itemize, group, and order by immediacy and importance. Which ones do you need the most right now?
Breathe. You don’t have to do everything right now. What’s valuable is that you move forward one foot after the other.
Teach yourself relaxed focus. It will just be fine.