“the problem is that our modern culture says, “go in earlier, stay later, be more efficient, live with the sacrifice for now — but the truth is that balance and peace of mind are not produced by these; they follow the person who develops a clear sense of his or her highest priorities and who lives with focus and integrity toward them.” – 7 Habits (9)
write down your top 3 priorities. every single thing you do should be in harmony with those 3 things. and when you’re doing something that is not in harmony with those 3 things, pay attention. following close behind is usually an excuse (a justification). listen to this excuse, understand and accept that it’s holding you back, make a plan to fix it, and then execute that plan.
get your priorities straight, this will answer a lot of your questions. think good, do good.