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1) Let go of the guilt of not being productive.

2) Let go of any other guilt or pressure to do something more valuable with your time or improve something that you already know how to do.

3) Accomplish a small goal that is unrelated to your larger goal. The more unrelated, the better. If your goal is to start a company, teach yourself calligraphy instead or learn how to prune a fruit tree.

4) Once you're feeling good again, you know, where you feel good doing stuff after your normal work, take a look at your original goal. Can you start working on it again? Has the break given you a fresh perspective on it? Can you break it down into small achievable chunks now?

5) If yes, do that. If no, go back to 1.

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