The reason we tend to feel less productive and more frustrated is because worry and anxiety have a negative relationship with working memory and attention.
Know that you’re not broken or a lost cause. You can do this - with the right tools and some psychological flexibility. Research shows that although we want to get the most out of our life uncontrolled emotional response to stress can make it increasingly difficult to do so.
Often in life we zoom in on what we perceive as failure. We focus on what we’re lacking and as a result, we have a hard time seeing any potential paths around us (let alone any sort of lesson we could possibly be learning).
When our thoughts are transfixed solely on the problem, and can not sustain our self-worth, is it also possible we're overlooking the solution? What if you were the solution?