You’ve got a stack of dirty dishes in the sink, and your floors could definitely use a vacuum.
The temptation is there: Do it and check one more thing off your list.
But it won’t satisfy you.
It won’t take long before the sink is full again, and the floors are dusty. But you still haven’t worked on that story burning a hole in your brain.
Your best path to happiness is putting words on the page, whether it's 50, 100, or 10,000. It will fill your soul and carry you throughout the day.
Do the hard work because your long-term happiness depends on it.