Overworked does not mean productive
You know this from your job. You are stressed, can’t keep up. In the evening, you flop down on the couch, thinking how useful and effective you have been. A diary full of scheduled appointments gives you a sense of importance and indispensability. But this is just an illusion. Being overworked is not a virtue for which you should be respected and praised. Exhaustion rarely equals productivity and usefulness, but is rather an example of bad time management and choice of priorities. It is one of the most important virtues to be able to say “no” when appropriate. Beware of resembling a hamster in a running wheel. Unstoppable all day, but still in the same spot.
If you feel like that, spend more time on building something which provides real meaning. Because this is productivity. It is insufficient merely to tick off what is expected, even in a relationship. Often a single meaningful action is much better.
If you have a problem with productivity, don’t worry, you will learn how to achieve productivity.