Atomic Habits author James Clear is crystal clear on carpe-ing the diem:

“The grooves of your daily routine become deeper and more established…” That’s a very polite way of saying you might be in a rut.

I like the solution from Mr. Clear (no relation to Mr. Clean) – don’t get into frantic mode, but rather look to eliminate some of that “busy work” to free up time for “deep work.”

So pitter, patter, let’s get at ‘er.

After all, as the band Rush said, “We’re only immortal for a limited time.”