The two are not equal.
A productive day is when you glance into the future and take decisions to reach there from where you are today. Let’s call this a workshop.
A busy day is when you glance into the past to see how you landed in the present. Let’s call this a review.
Here is the thing about review. They rarely move you forward. Because they end up being just that – a review. Shifting a review into a workshop is an art.
And a necessity!