5 Tips for Staying Motivated During a Mental Health Crisis

5 Tips for Staying Motivated During a Mental Health Crisis

by April Hooper

My hands are shaking. 

Maybe it’s the nerves and anxiety coursing through me (or maybe it’s just the coffee). Either way, when I’m feeling anxious or sad and my mental health is NOT at its best, getting work done is almost impossible. My creativity plummets, and my motivation hides like a good find at a thrift store. I take ANY opportunity to distract myself with Netflix or social media (TikTok is my weakness). 

Somedays, having low productivity is okay; we ALL deserve a break every now and then. But other days, we need a little spark of inspiration, a push in the right direction. If that’s how you’re feeling, then you’ve come to the right place…

My first tip to combat the motivation void is this: 

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How to Make Your Bad Day Better

How to Make Your Bad Day Better

Let’s be honest (because that’s all we are here at DTC)…as much as we may wish it were, not everyday is a good day.

But what do you do when your day is less than you dreamed?

Well GIRL, lucky for us I have a few tried & true tricks up my sleeve to almost instantly improve your good day, bad day, and everyday in between.

Keep reading for tips to creating a bad day plan that works for YOU!!!
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How PCOS Changed My Life (in ways you’d never DREAM!)

How PCOS Changed My Life (in ways you’d never DREAM!)

Okay, I have a serious question for my fellow late 20-something women…

What did our parents do before the internet?

I know, how millennial of me to ask but HONESTLY! As an entrepreneur and curvy woman managing life with PCOS, I have found MAJOR validation, camaraderie and friendship VIRTUALLY. And truly can’t imagine life without it!

Now don’t get me wrong, I am so thankful for my PHYSICAL circle! But at times, they just don’t get me (ummm one of the MANY reasons I started Ditch the Clique!)

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3 Ways to Stay Motivated While Working From Home

3 Ways to Stay Motivated While Working From Home

Ahhh, the “work from home” (WFH) life . It’s every woman’s dream, right?

well…

I know it sounds like a dream come true but as someone who has worked from home for herself for over a year, I’ll let you in on a secret. It CAN be a dream…but it CAN also be lonely, and distracting.

When I chat about my work, I often hear “you seem extremely self motivating” and am frequently asked “how do you stay motivated while working from home?” And let me tell you- I have my tough times too! BUT over the past year, I’ve developed a few tricks to staying engaged, inspired, and SANE while working from home! And because you’re likely working from home right now too, I figure what better time to share my tips with YOU?

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