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Find a task on your to-do list that is satisfying but not challenging - for example, writing a newsletter you've been doing for years.
When we perform highly familiar tasks, it's easy to get absorbed in them and go with the flow. A task that you can finish in one sitting will also give you a sense of accomplishment.
On a low day, tasks that you struggle to do in your time off can be the ideal choice. You could also try working on a task that's aspirational and creative. It will help you feel like a competent person whose life is in order.
When people feel low or short on self-confidence, they tend to retreat. When you act as though you have confidence in your ideas and capacities, it provides you with an antidote.
Trying to perform to a high standard when you're down can leave you so drained that you don't have the energy to process whatever is bothering you.
Try to do only half or two-thirds of your usual work. It can prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and procrastinating.
Withdrawing from people increases stress and reduces productivity. Try and tell at least one coworker what you're going through to help them understand why you may be a bit less reliable than usual.
Our best sources of support during difficult times are often our loose connections. Even small gestures of support from those weak ties can feel very helpful.
Don't assume that difficult emotions will negatively impact your work. Sad emotions often enhance creativity and productivity. Anger tends to make us feel more determined.
The key is to use those feelings to propel you rather than think that they will destroy your productivity.
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While it can be quite scary, stepping out in the unknown is necessary every now and then.
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Recent research has shown that uncertainty scares people even more than knowing that things are going to actually end up badly.
Therefore, in order to be mentally prepared to beat uncertainty, what better way than just imagining the worst case scenario? If it turns out badly, you will at least not be taken by surprise and, if it turns out well, you will be happy.
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Our emotions are often more intense during the holiday season. Marketers are experts at using those feelings to make you buy things.
Ask yourself what you think a realistic amount is to spend on gifts for yourself and others. It should be a number that you can realistically afford without dipping into your savings or creating credit card debt.
Then do your best to stick to your budget without getting caught up in consumerism. One strategy could be to use your travel funds. If you've cancelled a trip, you could redistribute a portion of those dollars for gifts.