No one on earth can tell you how to go about dealing with the minutiae of daily life. All guides and books, help, etc are not 100% applicable to your situation in life, with the exception of the Bible. Even the Bible doesn’t micro-manage your life for you, you still have to figure out your walk with God yourself. All I truly know is that today is the day to be at peace and experience joy. I wouldn’t focus so much on results, your works may or may not be successful and you may never be happy with them. I would focus instead on your heart.
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
In truth most people if they died tomorrow would only be able to say they lived an unfulfilled and unhappy life. They worried too much about money, about success, about pride and in the end it was all meaningless. It is vanity, emptiness, and yet we are consumed by it here in America. Most people also are hiding, they hide from the fact that they are evil, have sinned, and simply cannot come to terms with that. Why hide it? We need to accept that it is true, and find grace through Jesus Christ. He was killed for our sins, buried, and rose again on the third day. We should have died for our evil, but He took our place. His blood paid for our sins, through His life, we have eternal life, sealed to His by the Holy Spirit. People already place their faith on money, security, science, and false ideologies(all of which fail, and often), why is it so hard to place faith on the Lord Jesus? Regardless, to believe is to be forgiven, and you can begin to have hope.
John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
Today is the day you should have peace, and the day you should have joy. It is futile to wait, you may not have tomorrow. If we go into our day unhappy, who does it hurt? It may hurt others, but it hurts us the most. Time spent in worry and fear is wasted, because all that we fear of this world is temporary.
1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
Our hope is with Christ if we believe. We have more than this temporary world if we have faith, by faith we can overcome all things here. Decide who you are and what you believe today. Choosing wisely shall give you the certainty that shall strengthen you when life confuses you and causes you to be dismayed.
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.