Tag Archives: productivity

Work Hard, a Comic By Shing Yin Khor

Artist Shing Yin Khor shares this personal comic, which explores the pain of tying your identity into something that’s not entirely within your control — especially on bad days. You can find the original at Shing’s website. [Shing Yin Khor]

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Take Control of Your Time With These Scheduling Tips

Time management is a challenge for a lot of us. If you have ADHD, you’re probably dealing with a whole lot of executive function impairments that make time management a challenge — at best. Organization and time management can also be difficult for folks with autism spectrum disorder. When you’re depressed or dealing with chronic […]

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Turning Mental Health Maintenance into a 2-Player Game

Film critic Tasha Robinson shares a delightful story over at The Verge this week, describing how she and her sister have turned their basic life maintenance — and through it, their mental health — into a competitive game. Achievement Club isn’t great for ongoing resolutions, like “eat more kale” or “learn to speak Spanish.” It […]

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Don’t Miss This Talk About Developing Games While Depressed

Way back at GDC 2011, game developer Michael Todd (Electronic Super Joy) stood up to talk about depression and game development. Haven’t seen it? Luckily, it’s still available for free in the GDC Vault. If you’re a game developer who copes with depression, you should definitely give it a watch — especially if you work […]

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Our December Habitica Challenge Is a Good Time for Doing Good

Habitica users — December is here, and with it comes a new official Take This challenge. This month is all about feeling good by doing good. Hero’s Triumph asks you to get a boost by putting your energy into helping others. This month’s habit is, “Volunteer for an hour,” and the daily is, “Participate in […]

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How Bullet Journals Can Be Great for Mental Health, ADHD and More

Looking for a way to keep on top of things while you head back to school or manage everyday life? In this video, How To ADHD’s Jessica McCabe breaks down the benefits of bullet journaling for ADHDers — and ADHDers aren’t alone in getting a lot of out the habit. Whether you’re aiming for fewer […]

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Depression Got You Stuck? Try Giving Up Zero Days

Sometimes help can come from the strangest places. Back in November of 2013, a user on the Get Disciplined subreddit reached out to share a problem: they didn’t care about themselves. Nothing could really help them get motivated — not friends, not school, not long-term goals. If you’ve spent time coping with major depression, that […]

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Can’t Focus? This Video May Kick You Out of a Procrastination Slump

On its own, procrastination isn’t a mental health issue, but it often comes along for the ride when you’re coping with issues like depression. The cycle of procrastination leading to guilt and frustration leading to procrastination is one many of us have been through again and again. Blogger Tim Urban is also intimately familiar with […]

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The Key to Getting Stuff Done When You’re Depressed

Jessica Gimeno has a lot on her plate. She blogs, she advocates for people with chronic illness and mental health issues, and she works with mental health charities. She also copes with bipolar II, polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, psoriasis, and the neuromuscular autoimmune disease Myasthenia Gravis. Suffice it to say, she has some experience with […]

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Learn How to Mitigate the Dangers of Crunch With Our Newly-Released White Paper

If you work in the video game industry, chances are that you’ve bumped up against crunch. Deadlines are always a challenge, and hitting them does sometimes mean working long hours with few breaks — but what impact do those extra hours have? How does crunch impact your productivity, and physical and mental health, or that […]

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