Need a Boost of Productivity During Quarantine 👇🏾

Quarantine Depression is definitely a thing, because I myself have experienced this from time to time and each day that passes I fall deeper

into this trap…but today I decided in order to stay productive and go after my goals I had to get up and get going, and here are 5 ways you can boost your productivity too:

1) Come to Grips That It’s OK To Rest:

Now, I know you all have been seeing everyone on social media doing the most 😒but I assure you they just doing it for the likes, it’s ok if you don’t have much going on and you have to be ok with the fact that today isn’t your day to get up.

2) Do One Thing At A Time:

Yes, I know that everyone is telling you to use this time wisely, but hell when you are depressed you never have the energy like other people. So I suggest that you put one BIG thing on you to-do list and try to get that done. It could be cleaning out that cluttered room, opening up old mail, catching up on your kids work during spring break, or doing something in your biz. Set the bar low, give yourself that one thing that needs to be done and do it. You can always complete that task tomorrow as well.

3) Create A Go-To Happiness Routine:

Motivation is awesome, but it won’t really help unless you also have some other coping skills to help with your depression. Everyone has a different way of coping. Sometimes when your depression is really bad, you have no energy at all to do anything.

So create your go-to happiness routine that will help motivate you and get you up and working, it could be listening to music while you work, a podcast (mines preferably 😉), or anything that keeps you happy while you are trying to be productive.

4) Be Kind To Yourself:

When you beat yourself up about feeling depressed, or you let others make you feel bad…then you are just feeding your depression. So when you are lacking motivation, STOP speaking unkind words to yourself and don’t call yourself names, you know like ‘lazy’, ‘worthless’, ‘hopeless’ or ‘stupid’! Don’t be freaking mean to yourself, you don’t deserve to be treated badly, and this will only keep you feeling bad…snap out of it boo…😉💪🏿

5) Stop Getting Distracted:

As I’m typing this, I have answered the phone, checked FB, watched the end of a movie, and sipped on an adult bevearage🍹. See all of these things are distracting me from being productive in my office, and you can’t let this happened to you. Put yourself in a stress free zone, by creating an environment in which you’re less tempted to get preoccupied with something than what is on your to-do list. Yes, I know this isn’t always easy but you are going to have to try hard to stay the course.

Hope these tips help boost your productivity and reduce some of your depression. Remember you are not alone and to reach out to someone if it gets too much! Don’t let this quarantine get the best of you…

Transformation Coach /Mentor

Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. I’m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, 𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭 💋

5 thoughts on “Need a Boost of Productivity During Quarantine 👇🏾

  1. This is so true Olivia. I find that focusing on everyone’s opinions might do you more harm than good. If you’re too stressed, rest! Don’t kill yourself in the process of trying to ‘use this time wisely’ Thanks for reminding me of this!❤️

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  2. Love love love this blog! I’m always so excited to open my email and read what’s new this week. Shoutout to Olivia for always restoring my faith and speaking on mental health. It is definitely a needed topic in the black community!

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