“Do nothing which is of no use.” - Miyamoto Musashi
Multi-tasking is the productivity killer. And, when you’re stressed out, it’s harder to resist the allure of scrolling through Twitter, reading a bunch of clickbait, or going down the Wikipedia rabbit hole
on underwater basket weaving.
Instead, pick 1 high value, low-to-moderate difficulty task. Avoid wasting your already limited time and energy on anything non-essential. Once that task is done, take the win and call it a day. If you run into a blocker, pick another task and try again, but limit yourself to 3 tries.