A mind map is a simple and empowering
exercise that can help trigger our creativity and also pull us out of
discouragement. Take a blank piece of paper or a whiteboard. In the
middle write out what it is that we want (our goal). Then map our ideas
that will get us there. Use arrows originating from our goal and
pointing to the various actions that we could take. Break those actions
down into sub actions. Spend a good hour of so on this activity. Once
we are done we will have a great plan of action. Then get to work.
Work will break the chains of discouragement better than anything.