Are you more motivated and productive when you are happy or sad?

I think I’m most productive when I’m just a little bit unhappy and anxious.

on rare occasions when I’m genuinely happy I like to do nothing.

Happy by a million miles

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that’s good, so it’s actually useful for you to be happy

Don’t know, never been happy

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sorry to hear that, do you think it would make you do more or less?

only time I ever go running is when I’m feeling really anxious. generally i would say it makes me less motivated and productive though

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like what am I trying to achieve?

Do I want to be happy all the time?

Maybe it’s best for me to be happy maybe one or two days a week and feel a bit unsettled and ashamed for the rest so I can try to shake this feeling by being creative.

hmm maybe my brain is just broken then.

yeah but not overly attainable

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Happy definitely.

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Happy but under a little bit of time pressure.

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A little unhappy I think. I always feel like I need to make things better so usually go on a cleaning spree or something

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Can’t even imagine it

It’s basically the same as being sad but you think about less stuff

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Find if i’m down in the dumps that i’m far less likely to be productive at work, less likely to exercise and more awkward in social situations.

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So therefore… way more productive when happy.

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i have hit the sweet spot of never being motivated or productive, rain or shine

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It’s complicated

I get way more done in my personal time when I am happy, and the getting things done feeds more happiness. At home when I’m unhappy I just want to lie on the sofa, watch Netflix and eat, drink and toke my misery away.

At work I can be productive when happy - but I need a bit of stress to really get my arse in hear. And stress makes me really unhappy

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Strangely productive when I’m hungover.

Not sure why, residual alcohol making me more outgoing and loquacious perhaps ?

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