As humans, we tend to prioritize the stuff we can see & feel over the stuff we can’t. As a result, immediate needs are given priority over longer term ones — even ones that are way more important.
I tend to suffer from that myself. That’s why it’s important for me to reassess what I’m doing regularly, in this broader context of whether it all matters, and not what’s due first.
At the end of the day, our time on this planet is very limited — I’d hate to reach the end of it just to realize that I’d done many tiny things on time, without having them add up to something big.
TL;DR: Make sure you’ve got enough veggies on your plate every now and then.