I’d always been an overachiever until I became friends with anxiety and depression. Then every small task became a huge deal, even going outside. While I still have those days, I’d like to share some tips on how to achieve your goals when dealing with anxiety and depression.
Planners are your best friend
When suffering from any mental illness your brain gets a little foggy and you may get very forgetful. I experienced this and being a college student it was something I had to figure out and tackle quickly. So naturally I went into a week-long YouTube binge on planner reviews and finally settled on a $60 planner which I only used for a month. The fact is, while that may work for some people I found the structure overwhelming. Having OCD tendencies meant my day would be ruined if I schedule breakfast at 6 am but ended waking up at 6:15 am. As silly or dramatic as that sounds, it happens. Through trial and error, I found that monthly and weekly planners worked better for me. However, they are not for everyone and you should explore your options.
Motivation is Key
Motivation is hard. Motivation while on depression or when dealing with anxiety is a whole other story. It’s hard to find and fades quickly. For me self-help podcast are excellent, I literally listen to them on a loop! Books also help, whether physical or audio books. The point is to find something or someone who can provide you motivation throughout the day.
Set achievable goals everyday
Most of the time our to do lists are extremely overwhelming. Break up your tasks into even smaller tasks. Trust me, this works! It much more motivating checking out Read Chapter 1 and Study Chapter 1 Notes rather than having Study Chapter 1.
Have any tips? Leave them down below, I’d love to hear from you.
Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. However, all opinions are my own and I’ve only listed items that I’ve personally used. Image sources from affiliate links websites.