Lately, I’ve been horribly depressed. When we get depressed, it feels as if the universe is zapping away all our energy into some endless black hole in outer space, making even the simplest tasks feel like your climbing Mt. Everest. Don't worry if you feel zapped, you are not the only one, hence why coffee was invented. If you are like me, there is simply no time to be zapped dry out of energy. You have a million and one responsibilities all due in under a minute it feels like. In order to stay as productive as possible, follow these 3 steps:
1) Make a List
2) Golden Rule: One (1)
3) Be Proud and Keep Going!
*Bare Minimum Standard: Complete at least 1 task on your To-Do list.*
I have found that this really can help no matter how depressed, sick & tired, unmotivated, and exhausted you may be feeling. Even if you only do one item on your list, you still accomplished something today: The Bare Minimum!
-Work a Shift
-Exercise for 30 mins
-Schedule my doctor’s appointment
-Get out of Bed
So far today, I have only managed to get out of bed. That may not seem like a huge achievement, but when your depressed, it’s a big deal. You probably won’t feel like it was a major accomplishment, and if so, let that motivate you to keep checking off items on your list. Now that I am out of bed, even though I am feeling like utter shit, I know I will feel worse riddled with regret if I don’t try to keep going and do at least 1 (one) more item on my list. Next, I will try to complete my 3 page paper for my gender class. The first step is brainstorming ideas for the paper. The next step is creating an outline. The next step would be opening up the word document blank page. The next step is would be to start typing it.