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I Have No Motivation

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    PedroNune PedroNune 18-21, M Jan 24

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    I guess some call it lazy.

    And I admit that I can be lazy at times. But majority of the time I just don't feel motivated to do anything. The worst days are when I can't be motivated to get dressed. Or cook. Or get out of bed. And I start to hate myself. I hate that I don't accomplish anything. I hate that...
    chels32 chels32 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    salicaria salicaria 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    So True.

    Get up, survive the day, go back to bed. My life has been this way for years now. I can only shake my head sadly at myself. I don't know how I ended up here, in this situation where I can't even look at other people without feeling so useless and worthless in comparison. It...
    Bittersweet90 Bittersweet90 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    College

    When I graduated high school, my one goal was to eventually get my doctorate in psychology. I am now in my second year of community college, and though I still have the same goal, I am completely unmotivated when it comes to doing the work neccessary to get my associates degree...
    amberalive amberalive 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    I have no motivation to do anything,

    I wish I did, but when it comes to it I just can't. University work: I'll do it for about 5 minutes before I'm bored and back to checking facebook, emails, EP etc, even though I've only just done it. Getting fit: I signed up for a years membership at the gym back in September...
    mblo2984 mblo2984 18-21, F Mar 2

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    Direction-less.

    I have no motivation in life. There are very few things I do mediocre at, but there's nothing I'm great at. No real talents or lifelong goals, I'm very different than most people, but not in a particularly "special" way. I have no job, I don't have a lot of people...
    cannibox cannibox 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    I have nothing it have to be doing.

    Things I could be doing and therefor, I am doing nothing. My arms feel like noodles.
    leftovernachos14 leftovernachos14 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Seems like I'm wasting my life now.

    I don't even go to school anymore I wonder if I'm considered a drop out. I had such high goals set for myself. I hate that this happened to me.
    chescafrxn chescafrxn 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    What Has Happened To Me?

    There are so many things I need to do.  Simple things, clean the cat litter, clean the filter on the pet drinking fountain, throw out the expired food...just simple stuff, but I just can't manage to get moving.Even stuff I used to get excited about, I just don't seem to care...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2011

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    at a point in my life

    where i don't really care about anything anymore... its a struggle for me to get out of bed in the mornings. sometimes i don't even want to wake up.
    queenkiaraxo queenkiaraxo 13-15, F May 23

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    I want a secret club So I can live laugh

    and love To share stupid memories with that we think are great Then we will never want to leave We'd all get along So nothing could go wrong But that's not the case The world is such a different place Everyone is in a hurry and has no time And im standing still as the clock is...
    vvebcame vvebcame 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I Really Need To Get This Off My Chest

    I don't know if it's my being lazy, or if it's yet another bout of my clinical depression rearing its ugly head. But I'm in desperate need of motivation. I have two major goals towards which I am aiming at the moment: losing 10-20 pounds by way of a book...
    Ljubljana9779 Ljubljana9779 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    She was begging for her education

    that has too be paid ..that's why she.will bang you lucky you must be so proud to have this class act Haaaaaaahaaaaa
    happy10101 happy10101 51-55, F Nov 2

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    I don't want to do anything!

    !! I just want to close my eyes and sleep forever!!!!!
    cristina44 cristina44 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

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    Attempting to write my Oceanography paper

    abstract. Just not happening right now.
    TheFlamingLips TheFlamingLips 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I work a desk job, answering phones

    and doing some basic accounting for a local company. I started in june, my work history is vastly different from this. I have always worked fast paced jobs, with lots of knowledge and skills, now I am in an automotive industry that I know nothing about. Every one is so...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Notallthatcurious1999 Notallthatcurious1999 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 20

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    Lacking Motivation

    I haven't had any motivation lately to do anything, not really since I finished school, which was two years ago now. I only work fifteen hours a week, and I don't have a whole lot of pressure on me at work either. I occasionally try to apply for other jobs, but more often...
    CashCarStar CashCarStar 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    I have no motivation to continue to practice my

    4-page monologue to perform tomorrow night. No motivation to study for an English test tomorrow. No motivation to take the ACT on Sunday or do NHS stuff right after. I have no motivation to study for finals... I'm just... DONE. It's been a long, but quick 4 months. Just 5 more...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Nothing You Do Really Matters, In The Long Run

    I've had a few manic episodes early in my life, where I really felt like doing something. It was always something creative. I created and published my own little magazine years ago. Later I bought a Super VHS camcorder. spent a lot of money on it, and made some videos. But none...
    deepintheheart deepintheheart 41-45, M Aug 17, 2011

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F Sep 2

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    Me to a t, stopped doing anything

    for two months because I didn't care.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    No Motivation

    It is strange to be asked to write about my lack of motivation when this lack of motivation gives me no desire to write. Basically I am not sure what to do...about anything. I have felt depressed for a long time now and everytime my life seems...
    drix drix 18-21, M 17 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    Consumed

    I didn't come to this point and time to be extinguished by life. Not my plan of course, but it's what has been dealt to me. Kicked off ones perch to the dark pit.Tired of the repetition of picking oneself out again.No motivation. Searching for that open door to relief !
    yrral32 yrral32 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    And Yet

    I wish I could say there was something pushing me through life. Like a quest to fulfill my destiny, or a yearning to find my fate. But I don't have that. There's nothing behind me that inspires me to continue. There's nothing up ahead enticing me to come forward. Nevertheless, I...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2011

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    Lack Of Motivation

    I need something to inspire me and to give me reason to go on. It's hard to wake up every morning . Everyday feels like a drag
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Can't Get Myself To Do Anything

    I feel overwhelmed, like i have so much catching up to do to pay for all the poor mistakes i have made in this lifetime.It just seems to never end. I dug myself a pretty big hole when i chose to get married 5 years back, this is about the time it all began crashing down,  My...
    pessimistmeetsoptimist pessimistmeetsoptimist 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 24, 2011

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    My Mind Seems So Cloudy

    I am in school right now, and it seems like almost every time I try to sit down and get homework/studying done, I can't. I feel very distant and my mind is always thinking of other things to do that seem much more interesting, and eventually I completely forget what I had to do...
    DJTDUGLASS DJTDUGLASS 16-17, M 6 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Im a 8th grader with great soccer abilities

    and many people just hate me or say im all talk when I can easily beat them but yet they call me the worst and I honestly dont care weather im better than someone and im starting to think maybe they dont like me maybe because im to good I dont know why its upsetting
    EdgarMedina22 EdgarMedina22 22-25, M Feb 18

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    Literally no motivation to

    even eat. But eventually i'll have to, & when i do, i WILL purge if i even have the motivation.
    AnorexicHiddlestoner AnorexicHiddlestoner 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16

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    It's my last year of school

    and I have my exams coming up in a few weeks, I need to do well In these in exams to get the grades for uni but I still don't have the motivation to study. If I do get any done I get distracted so easily. Any advise for how to revise successfully and efficiently?
    angellerose angellerose 18-21, F Apr 21

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    I'm So Done With School

    Since mid December I've been losing my motivation to do much of anything, especially school. The last two weeks of school before Christmas break I started slacking off on my homework and not studying very much for quizzes or tests and I just wasn't putting in my full effort. I...
    skyhook2612 skyhook2612 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    to get out of bed today.

    I don't even want to eat. I think it's just one of those days for me. /:
    kittenkate kittenkate 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I can barely get out of my bed.

    I just wanna lie there alone and listen to my sad music just because I prefer it.
    kirstyc4321 kirstyc4321 18-21, F Jul 11

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    Can't Motivate Myself To Get Anything Important Done

    i need to renew my car insurance. i need to get a tb test done for my job. i have no motivation to take care of these kinds of things for myself. instead i woke up and ate a bunch of food and too much sugar. ugh, i hate that i can't just do life.
    emilystrange105 emilystrange105 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    I feel really lazy lately.

    . And ive been eating like a pig ahaaa #fatgirlprobzz
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    None Whats So Ever

    I don't have any motivation to get up and do what i want to do. I want to get up and go places but i just cant seem to bring myself to go, i want to lose weight and tone up but again i have no motivation to do it, im wasting my life because of this lack of motivation, i really...
    TheDepressedLesbian TheDepressedLesbian 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    I have like zero motivation to write these

    papers right now. I have 6 more days of classes and I have already checked out lol maybe if I procrastinate just a little more, I'll be under enough pressure to get everything done.. But right now 😴😴😴 lol I need to do better😏😉
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Apr 26

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    My Story..need Help!!

    So here is my story: I am almost 30 years old and have no job, no motivation, no interests, no social life, no life, no skills. All my life I have always been told I was stupid, and would never amount to anything, statements which I've internalized to this day. I have two...
    Chloe1980 Chloe1980 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    Today, I woke up thinking,

    "Today is going to be bad." And I just can't get out of that frame of mind today. I'm supposed to be going to work and then going out later but I just want to go home. I'm not going to avoid going to work or out though.
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Time For A Change

    firstly I would like to ask you a question? Do You ever feel stuck in a rut with the same old boring routine day after day week in and week out months even Years You feel trapped in Your circumstances perhaps you might feel scared fearful of a new routine or maybe a new horizon...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2012

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    I need to start working out

    but it's so hard to get started:(
    wanderingwillow22 wanderingwillow22 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    I have so many great ideas,

    and so many opportunities to make my life better but I have no motivation to follow through with anything. I tried my hand with direct sales with a team I guaranteed success, and I couldn't even motivate myself to get that off the ground. I have no motivation to work out even...
    nursingstudentxo nursingstudentxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    To lazy ugh. My bed needs me

    but I want food and it's all the way in the kitchen. Must. Get. Up. Lol!
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Aug 17

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    I've been working out

    and eating clean for the past month and a half. I feel great about it. However, I'm so stressed out with school and I feel like I have no motivation to work out. I do it to lose weight and feel better about myself but I physically can't work out to the best of my ability. I've...
    afv2 afv2 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    Ok some. Not much but some.

    Sheesh. Being a symbiotic codependant can really bite hard.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    Can barely clean. Can barely smile.

    Can laugh but then hate when it fades.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Aug 18

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    Yeah Me Too

    I just hate my life right now.I'm living with my girlfriend who also has no motivation, she's a slob, and I am on the verge of breaking up with her because I feel she is a contributing factor in my "lack of" problem.  Never in my life have I been this unmotivated to to anything...
    JonHorkman JonHorkman 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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