The point is that if you have any form of rational circumstance, all you have to do is put a bit of time into things and they can then be accomplished.
I so, so, so dislike academic advice. Don’t spend time on this, or that, or the other, don’t spend any time time time. But if you are in fact overloaded or overworked, you are not really; you only did not know how to manage your time time time.
Start writing now, before reading, start teaching now, before preparing; if you did any form of service or helped anyone besides yourself, you were duped; if you did anything right it must have taken too much time time time.
The whole idea of “just getting through it,” of looking out at gray roofs sin amor.