You know when you are doing the actual work. It gives you happiness, and any gloom you feel goes away.
And when we are not doing what we are supposed to do, we know that too. Because at that point, we are pretending to do the “important” work, but all we are doing is killing time. Under the pretense of doing the work, we fool ourselves. We also get others busy and involved showing how important work we are doing, and if someone shows us what we should be doing, we argue.
Have you been a trap by this trait? If so, how do you get out of it? Do you have support people who would show you what you should actually be doing even if you get upset with them?
Don’t pretend to be busy; instead, do the actual work.