I guess this moment come when:
a) you suddenly don't know what is your purpose (and then you google: how to discover your life passion)
b) you feel stuck in your life so you go and watch youtube videos about meth addicts all day (just to remember yourself not to ever go so low I guess)
c) your dream seem just too big to achieve so it's even not worth starting because you're never gonna make it, right?
What to do when you realize you're on this point, being totally unproductive? (pushing refresh button on your facebook doesn't count as productivity)
I suggest you three simple steps, that I find helpful when I find myself in that kind of toxic circle:
1) switch off all your devices (yes, also your smartphone)
2) go out of your appartment (veeeery important! no excuse!) bring some paper and pencil with you. It's the change of environement that makes you feel better, you will suddenly see things in a different way. Brainstorming and goal making can start!
3) prioritize and make a small step. (what is one thing that you can do today, NOW, to make a step towards your dream? for example, I want to write a book. But I know it won't be written just magically overnight. So I started with 2 pages a day. And it's not going to be a novel yet, I'm glad if I can make it to short story. But slowly, slowly, I am going up.)
What are your favourite techinques when it's all dark? Let me know in the comments below!