Since last January, I was so depressed because my business was almost screeching to a halt. As a result, my GTD system slowly started to slip, until I finally lost it last weekend and stopped GTD altogether. I couldn't get myself to do GTD even if I wanted to. My "Getting back to the GTD wagon" checklist didn't help either. I totally stopped doing GTD.
But today I got a phone call from a client saying I'll be getting a huge repeat order. What I huge difference it made! I was so elated I resumed GTD immediately!
Now, I'm thinking if only I continued faithfully doing GTD the past 3 months, I could have gotten A LOT of things done. But being depressed so much, I couldn't do GTD properly and even started to doubt whether I wanted to continue this business or not. My review started to shift from defining business improvement projects to exploring possibilities of closing down.
My question is, how do you prevent yourself from getting depressed and stopping GTD when business is down? I mean GTD isn't the reason business is down, it's just a system for clearing your head and getting things done. I know that, but somehow I just can't ingrain that into my skull and still get depressed so much it affects my GTD system, so much that I even stopped doing it! So if any of you have some tips on how to get inspired and stay inspired despite difficult circumstances, I'd highly appreciate it, because I don't want any of this to happen again.