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When you feel down, do half your usual work

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.


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We all feel overwhelmed at times

We all feel overwhelmed at times

We all have days where we feel overwhelmed. Yet, we still need to get things done.

When handled right, work can have a grounding effect that can help you through these days.


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Drop your fear of negative emotions

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 dest...


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Do an unfamiliar task you’ve been avoiding

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-confiden...


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When feeling overwhelmed, focus on a familiar activity

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...


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Connecting with others

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 con...


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Do your best work

When we become complacent, we always look for the easy way out. That is when we fall for hacks and shortcuts that will set us back.

Don't settle for mediocre work. Do your best work so that you are proud of what you leave behind. Keep yourself to a high st...

What to do with your criticism of yourself

Access how you’re feeling, acknowledge that, and think about how you're going to be feeling one, two, or five years down the road. If the choices that you are making now can paint a picture of where you see yourself being happy in that future, then I know I’m in the right place.

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