• Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, 7 years ago

    That's a very big question, my quick thoughts:

    Short term:

    For those days where you feel pathetic or don't know what to do or just have the blues.

    1. Mow the yard. Then edge it real good. Nothing beats doing something so straight forward and doing a good job that you can see instant results. And hardcore edge the yard. Man it makes you feel good. I also think a lot when mowing, and tend to recenter.
    2. Learn something new. And don't try to be creative doing so. Find a tutorial for something you are interested in and follow it step-by-step. No riffing or thinking of other ideas or designing things for Dribbble. Just follow the tutorial and learn. (this works best for code tutorials)

    Long term:

    This isn't really advice, and long term will be different for each person. But this is sort of what happened to me in a round-a-bout way.

    1. Quit your job
    2. Have a baby (or your wife has a baby)
    3. Cry a lot
    4. Buy a house
    5. See a therapist
    6. Consider medication (if necessary, it's not right for everyone)
    7. Take a trip
    8. Start a new venture

    Btw, don't have a baby, get married, or buy a house on a whim.

    4 points
    • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, 7 years ago

      This is great advice! One thing I'd change is instead of going straight to medication, improve your diet for at least a week straight. Add green vegetables. Add protein. You'll fee results in your energy and mood in less than a few days!

      1 point
      • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, 7 years ago

        Good call, I should have added something like that. Prescriptions are not right for everyone and shouldn't be used unless truly needed. In my personal experience I've struggled for the past 15 years, so it was time to try something new.

        And yes, clean up your food intake. I'd also suggestion trying non-prescription supplements. Check out this guide on Reddit for nootropics, but start small. Supplements like HTP-5 are completely natural and help produce serotonin if you think that could be your issue.

        Nootropics for Beginners on Reddit

        2 points