How to Stay Productive When Depressed
“Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.”
“Depression is the inability to construct a future.”
There comes a time in life when it’s hard for you to focus and stay progressive. There are even more difficult times when it’s almost impossible for you to concentrate on anything. This usually happens when you’re going through emotional, mental or physical depression.
You’re aware of tasks that have to be done but you just can’t focus because of those repetitive thoughts swarming in your mind. In this case, you end up being unproductive by procrastinating, watching the time pass by or doing useless tasks.
If you really want to switch from depression to being productive; there is a way out.
1. Make A List
If you’re feeling glum grab a pencil and a notepad. Writing always helps and it’s highly beneficial especially in depression. Write down things that need to be around the house, work, garden, etc. This helps to:
2. Take A Time-Out
Usually, when you’re depressed you roam around the house without any purpose or hit the couch and surf the television channels. You know you’re wasting time when you could be finishing the left over chores.
It’s better to actually take a time-out when you’re not in the mood. Take a nap, go to sleep, take a warm bath or cold-depending on the season, or sit in your neighbourhood park. You’ll feel better, relaxed and alert after doing any of these.
3. Plan Ahead
If you’re stuck on thinking life is all about work and no play, then it’s easy to feel low. You can plan the next weekend by:
Hope this helps you recover to your normal self!