Every one of us goes through moments or even extended times of trouble with motivation, anxiety, loss of focus, etc. This can result in more anxiety and more anxiety. It can become cyclical and that cycle can be vicious.

Thankfully there are things you can do to break yourself out of the funk and get back to a sense of normalcy, being productive, being happy.

This shortlist comes from the brain of tech-billionaire Richard Branson.

  1. Never feel guilty about taking a break.

Frequent breaks can be counter-productive to getting work or projects done, but not taking a break can also cause the work you are doing to be subpar. Achieving acceptance of yourself in taking a small break (think 5-10 minutes even) is pivotal in combating anxiety, depression, and in promoting productivity.

  1. When your mind is stuck, move around

Sometimes when your mind is struggling to keep up, putting your body into motion can shock your mind out of its slump. Going for a walk, a run, bike ride, working out (for just 10 minutes), yoga, even just stretching or even standing or changing your scenery.

  1. Dig deep and pull through

In line with the last recommendation, changing your scenery can be the first step of a few steps that make up “digging deep.” The idea is largely based on an ideology that comes from the Navy SEALs that in this case we are focusing on the mind, says when our mind tells us we are “done” we are really only 40% done.

We have far more in us that we think, and employing tips such as these can help us break out of mental slumps.

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