Point blank, I highly value productivity — it’s definitely linked to my self-worth-ometer. If I don’t think I did enough stuff, I get aggravated with myself. But, this helped me to regularly acknowledge all the other things that matter, too.
Sometimes, it was a compliment or gesture from a stranger (ty, kind sir, who swiped for me when my MetroCard was being annoying). Other times, it was getting something done (like, unfortunately, finally sending a text). On lazy days, I was (reluctantly) glad that I just had the time to do nothing without consequences (even if my brain felt like I wasted the day). Overall, I was able to focus more on these things in real time and seek value in them.