Life is a journal but the enjoyment of that journey itself is as important, if not more important, than the end result. We often fail to accept life for what it is and keep our focus on the future and the past in a way that doesn't help us live fulfilling lives or encourage greater clarity to achieve higher work results. The creation of work-life balance is 95% mental as learn to enjoy and focus on each day.
The creation of great results is happens as baby steps each day as people complete tasks that lead to bigger success down the road. At that moment they are working on one task and this should hold their primary attention. Maintain your performance through clarity of thought.
While the tasks add up and we should have a general idea of what we want to accomplish we should not remove our focus from the present. Doing so increases our attention and improve the result. Focusing heavily on the future and past divides our attention and reduces our performance outcomes.
It can be difficult to maintain our focus because life is so full of different distractions. When those distractions occur you should take a second to determine if it is important and if it isn't then move ahead and put it to the side. Keep in the zone and continue to focus on how.
While there may be many tasks to complete throughout the day one can still learn to stay in the moment and not get bogged down by all the what ifs of life. You can only do the best you can do and your best will come out when you are enjoying your time. Practice keeping your attention on one activity at a time.