We already have all the resources we ultimately need. We might not always be aware of them though.
No matter what you're up against, within you already are the resources to master it/figure it out/overcome it. The curiosity and flexibility will help you move forward and find your answers.
But this implies being open to doing things differently than you've done them before.
Specifically, if you're looking to be more productive, in a balanced, not the hustling and stressed way, it helps to know that the calm, centred, joyful even, state that would help you be more productive, is available to you at all times.
Our internal states are created from within us, so they are always there, and we can tap into them by directing our focus.
So the next time you're feeling stress or anxiety or any other discomfort as you're going about your task, allow yourself to *notice* that undercurrent of joy, calm, or centredness.
To do this, it first takes softening your focus, and it's as easy to do as it is when you look at a physical object. It's like when you're focusing on something at close distance and then you let your focus soften, to take in more of the view with your peripheral vision. You take in more information, you broaden your perspective.
The thing in front of you suddenly has less grip on you, as you've consciously expanded your awareness.
It feels quite the same when you're in the midst of a task that is stressing you out (discomfort = the thing right in front of us). You can consciously allow your focus to soften in order to tap into that undercurrent of calm, joy and centredness, or whatever it is YOU wish to experience whilst being productive. It might be enthusiasm, or excitement.
You'll find yourself less owned by discomfort, as you've directed your focus to those positive states.
Try this next time you find yourself not enjoying a task, and notice the difference.
The power of focus is great, so it's crucial we're able to shift our focus at will rather than be at the effect of what's right in front of us, "demanding" our attention.