It's easy to blame the things going on around you instead of sorting out the underlying problem.
Very rarely do our circumstances or “outside problems” prevent us from fulfilling our potentials and getting our to-do lists completed.
But we convince ourselves that they make all the difference. It's easier to blame the distractions than to admit we get distracted too easily.
So do you really "not have enough time" or could you use Instagram for an hour less every day?
Are you "overwhelmed with work" or are you procrastinating because you're afraid to take the next step?
It's hard to look honestly at ourselves, but that's where the growth is. Next time you're ready to blame the outside problems, look for the inside problems.
No outside solution will solve the inside problem. Take care of yourself and keep working to get better.