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How Can I Stay Productive When I'm Depressed?

How Can I Stay Productive When I'm Depressed?

Walter Glenn, Gawker Media

How Can I Stay Productive When I'm Depressed?

Staying productive can be difficult at the best of times, but what do you do to stay productive when you're also battling depression? If you've got advice, jump in and help out a fellow reader!

Limited LHer writes:

Most of my life, I've had fairly severe depression. I've worked hard to get into a good place with my mental heath, but depression is the antithesis of productivity. My energy and willpower vary day-to-day, making it hard to form a routine outside of the bare essentials. Realistically I won't have the "perfect day" any time soon, but I'd be happy if I could just wake up at the same time, keep the house clean, and work towards improving. How can I try to be productive when I'm already at a disadvantage?

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