Being Productive Despite Depression

Being Productive Despite Depression

No one likes depression or anxiety, but we experience feeling down more often than we like to.  We need to accept them and not fight negative feelings.  Our emotions are not the problem.  Usually, the problem is what we do with our emotions, like not go to work because the way we feel.  We might even stop going to school or not attend an important event.  You might put your family on hold because you feel down about something.

If you think about it, why do people stay in bed and concentrate on their depression?  Organizing your things, or finishing one of your projects or goals while feeling depressed would be a whole lot better then being depressed and doing nothing.  Either way you’ll still be depressed, but at least if you did something productive.  You’ll have a cleaner room or a finished project.   

Sometimes we really can’t control our emotions.  The best thing to do is to continue doing what needs to be done despite how we’re feeling.  Don’t let your feelings be your boss.  Don’t let your feelings stop you from being productive.  When you stay productive even though you’re feeling down, you’ll improve your emotional state.  It’s way better to do something productive while feeling down, then being depressed and doing nothing.

The greatest way to improve your emotions is to stay active.  As Anthony Robins says “Emotion comes from motion”.  I thought he was just talking about physiology but when you stay moving towards your goals no matter how you feel, you really feel like you’re in control of your life.  No one feels the same way all of the time.  You might feel angry or happy right now.  Either way we still have to keep moving towards our goals.

If someone insults us, we still have to finish our work, so why waste time focusing on the insult, or thinking of a come back?   Just accept how you feel no matter what, and keep moving towards your goals.  

What can speed up your ability to control your emotions?  As cheesy as it sounds, you have to love yourself.  It’s difficult to love other people if you don’t love yourself.  Most psychiatrists say that, whatever problems a person needs to fix, can be healed once the patient learns self-love.  Try looking in the mirror and say “I Love You!”.  Say it enough and the feeling will follow.

As you learn to master your emotions, stay productive and practice self-love, you’ll find that your limitations will fade away.  You’ll show natural love and kindness, your light will shine and you’ll begin to illuminate the world.

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