To solve really hard problems, you need to see clearly. You can’t have a lot of internal and external noise getting in the way.
But most of us have too many things competing for our attention.
How do you get rid of some of that noise so you can see more clearly?
You start by stopping. Not everything, and not all at once. But a little bit at a time. 5 minutes. Then 10 minutes. Then 20.
No phones. No busy-work. No distractions. Just you.
See what happens.