How to Stay Motivated Through Mental Health Struggles

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Unstructured duties might be burdensome and worsen your difficulty. These scenarios need time management.

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Plan out your entire day 

The saying “Fake it till you make it” applies well to lists. Writing down your tasks may motivate you and boost productivity.

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Make lists — and stick to them 

Divide jobs into tiny, manageable tasks while generating lists. “As you cross each one off the list, you'll get a dopamine boost every time,” Supportiv community lead Christina Beck tells Healthline. 

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Break everything into small steps 

Are you exhausted, hungry, or thirsty? A house issue or cold may be stressing you out. These unpleasant conditions might make things tougher.

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Check in with yourself and be honest 

My favorite method when I'm swamped at work is a weekly review. I feel accomplished and clear about what I need to do by sitting down to audit outstanding work and recognizing completion of others.

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Do a review of your progress 

Give yourself five minutes to relax by walking around the block, stretching at your desk, or drinking water. “When you're mentally struggling at work, a five-minute break can help you refocus.

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Take five 

I'm listening to my own writing playlist right now! A lot of people have a certain playlist they listen to every time they need to get something done. 

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Create a motivating work playlist 

Many people use coffee to keep them going during the day, but too much of it might not help them stay focused. "In the end, drinking too much coffee will make you feel even more mentally foggy and unable to concentrate."

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Look at what you’re eating (and drinking) 

Clothes and items can make a big difference when you're feeling nervous or stressed out or just not put together as you'd like to be. 

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Wear your favorite outfit 

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