When things are not moving in the right direction, even though you feel you are applying the processes you have been taught, what might be the problem? It may be because you are scattered in too many directions. This dissipates the energy so that no one thing is getting the focus it requires.
To alleviate this problem, start by making a list of the things you are trying to accomplish. Then categorize them and put the most important one at the top of the list. Stay focused on this item. Do not deviate from your plan. Your mind will want to tell you that you can multi task and get more things done, but it will only confuse you and disperse your energy.
Pay attention to what your body is telling you, not your mind. Release your mind. Send it on a vacation and pay attention to your physical and emotional bodies. They are your true messengers. Once you feel your emotional and physical body shift, then you can look at another item on your list and work with that.
Give this process time and pay attention to what you are feeling, not what you are thinking. The holiday season is upon us and it will be easy to get distracted so make a commitment to yourself. This will be your present to yourself.