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Friday, December 14, 2012

Moments of Productivity

One of the worst parts of having an anxiety disorder is being able to function. Normal worries like bills are one thing. When I have my to-do list on a 24 hr loop through my head, it tends to get super annoying. I get up with a plan to be Little Miss Productive and my brain decides it wants to be no help at all. Say I need to work on a project. I open my laptop, start doing research and then BOOM distraction pops in. A need to check my email, or a response to a post on Facebook, or whatever. Before you know it I've got 5 or 6 tabs open bouncing between them trying to do a million things at one time.

Funny Encouragement Ecard: There are no limits to what you can accomplish when you are supposed to be doing something else. 

It's not always this bad. I have moments when I start and finish one thing at a time. Like a few minutes ago I was able to run through some research for a PowerPoint I need to make for school before I decided to come make this blog post. My mind isn't always running rampant thankfully. But sometimes just a little distraction is bad enough. I think the biggest reason things have been getting better is because I've started prioritizing things lately.

I make to-do lists constantly. But there used to be no rhyme or reason to them. Just a big old list of stuff I needed to get done. Now I have this to-do list app on my phone that helps keep me organized. I can color code based on priority level, separate lists by category, and set due dates and reminders. So now I don't get upset if I didn't cross everything off in one day. I used to feel like a failure, no matter how much I got done, if I managed to have just one thing still needing to be done. It gets to be pretty draining especially when you have other things on your mind. One step at a time.......


  1. Deep breaths my friend and like you said, "One step at a time."


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