We can look busy and not be doing anything.
I have always enjoyed the formula w = f x d. The definition of work is an effort applied with movement. To simply imply work without results is almost agreeing with Einstein’s insanity.
One may say that work needs a proof. Results show that we did something. Regardless of the amount of dedication or efforts applied no results do not indicate the needed proof. Thus, an invalid formula. So in all that you do for yourself are you getting anywhere? If you are not then why pour the efforts into it? Maybe it’s not work and it’s just craziness.