I know! I know! Forgetting Depression? It’s easier said than done.
However, I’m not giving out any advice to forget it, but to act in disguise.
It is a well-known fact that thousands of people suffer from depression on a daily basis, but are too afraid to talk about it.
It takes away their enthusiasm and willingness to carry out day to day chores, pushing them harder into the pitfall of self-destruction.
You are assigned a task at your work, or school, with a certain deadline, but you just can’t gather the energy or courage to start it.
Why? Because you think you are not capable enough to do it.
Well! Here are 4 easy ways to jump off your comfy bed right now to the worktable and complete the task you’ve been procrastinating about.
1. Stop Self-loathing
Before you even start with the negative self-talk, please stop!
Think about it – the person who gave you the task wouldn’t have assigned it to you if they didn’t confide in your potential.
It’s okay if you take longer than others to do something easy.
It’s okay if you feel down and need some time to relax. Take it. But don’t bash yourself for something you have no control over.
Accept that you are depressed and need to work hand in hand with it and get a hold on your life.
Keep yourself motivated.
2. Speculate the Setback
Look out for the obstacles in your way.
What could possibly make you run away from doing your work? Less time? Or unawareness about the task?
Depression makes you want to run in circles meanwhile waiting for someone to stop you and hand you a glass of beer. It’s complicated.
Don’t let your setbacks make you forget why you started.
3. Divide and Rule
Break down the big task into smaller ones and accomplish them one by one at a time.
Suppose, you have an assignment for work, which is about 10 pages, but you are too depressed to even start.
What you can do is, write one page on Introduction first, then treat yourself for accomplishing it.
This will not only provide you with a sense of accomplishment, but also make it more fun.
Who says you must finish it in one go?
Do as you please, with your own pace, because that’s what makes you – YOU. But make sure to complete it before the deadline.
Give yourself enough credit for trying.
4. Remember the Outcome
Never start anything without considering the results.
What if completing the assignment makes you feel content in the end? Or completing the project brings you one step closer to your promotion or big raise?
You’ll work harder to achieve these results, won’t you?
Always remember that there are people dying out there to get the opportunity that comes free to you. Please appreciate it and give your best.
To sum up –
Just be yourself. Understand your reasons for the unwillingness to perform. Work on them while taking short breaks, if needed. Plus, don’t forget the amazing rewards.
So, go on and START! 🙂