How to get unstuck while working from home

If you’re struggling to summon motivation these days, you’re not alone. Try these ideas to spark more creative energy.

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Many of us are in a productivity pit of despair right now.

It’s a mighty struggle as we attempt to juggle job duties with concerns about our families, finances and health.

As we strive, we’re suffering from a collective “grogginess,” says Pam Custers, a UK-based therapist. We have long since exited the early-pandemic productivity sweet spot—in which we enthusiastically baked bread, cultivated new hobbies, video-chatted with colleagues and hoped for quick global healing—and have lurched into a more deflated, even defeated, state.

Custers cites the massive uncertainty we’re all facing, coupled with the attendant anxiety that comes with not having concrete plans or events to look forward to. It all adds up to a motivation-zapping, productivity-sapping nightmare.

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