I Have No Motivation

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    But I guess I will need to figure out how to

    get some if I want to keep my job. I received a written warning this morning due to me coming in late. The warning states that they will send me home whenever I come in late and then they will reduce my hours to 40/wk. Neither of those sounds like punishments to me...after that...
    Myzery Myzery
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    I have no motivation to do anything.

    I have such a long list of things that need to get done that are really important, but I can't bring myself to do them. I just have nothing to make me want to get them done. And it's starting to be a huge problem. It makes me stress out but I still don't get the stuff done -_...
    Ljm2114 Ljm2114
    18-21, F
    Jan 24, 2015

    I have no motivation to be awake

    and active. I'm jobless and can't care for myself. Tomorrow seems worse than the present because there will be no one at home if my parents die. God please give me a painless death soon.
    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
    Apr 1

    I still can't produce anything.

    I try to do us but my body gets physically tired. I wish I could print straight from my head. When's that mental USB port going to be invented?
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    41-45, F
    Oct 16, 2015

    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

    I feel like a marionette.

    I know I'm in control of what I do and what I don't, but I can't even seem to even pull on the strings.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    I have been feeling very heavy

    and lethargic lately.i will be up and about doing things and then it just Hits me and I have to lay down. I'm still able to do things in my life but I have to push myself a little. I have also been feeling out of myself, as if everything is in third person and it's like I can't...
    Skippytay Skippytay
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2012

    It's pretty tough to do things without

    motivation. Even the simplest daily things become a struggle. I don't think I need more energy.
    Pather2013 Pather2013
    46-50, M
    Oct 22, 2015

    I know I had depression throughout most of teen

    years in high school which is why I lost a lot of interest and motivation in my usal hobbies like drawing, painting and writing stories. But I thought I fought and won this battle over a year ago. But just recently I did a mental illness test because I wanted to see if my GP...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027
    18-21
    Oct 4, 2015

    Alright, so I seriously need some help with this

    because I'm pretty conflicted atm. I've been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, but I don't feel sa. I'm just at this mood of indifference to anything. I tried getting back into video games, couldn't do that. Music, photography, hiking, boxing, all things that I used to...
    Nelephant Nelephant
    18-21, M
    Jan 4, 2015

    I'm freaking out and I don't know

    if it's because I'm in a negative frame of mind at the moment. I just started a new job this week only been there two days and I already have no motivation to keep going back... I know it's early days but I lack the motivation to work... How bad is it that all I wanted was a...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    It is very annoying to not have any motivation.

    I do clean my house every day but, it takes a little while for me to get off my butt and do it. And I feel like I’m just lazy and that makes me sad. The things I want to be motivated to do is-yoga, meditating, working out, and painting again. I take anti depressants that are...
    DrewXLove DrewXLove
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 2, 2014

    Someone give me some motivation to clean my

    house! I don't wanna get up...
    sarahannemariie sarahannemariie
    18-21, F
    Jan 27

    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
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 6, 2012

    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, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2012

    My whole childhood, I have done nothing

    productive or helpful for my future. I hate myself.
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    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

    Only thing I'm good for is conspiracies,

    mistrust, insanity, hatred and paranoia. I see no point in school as nothing civilized has any relevance to my life. I'd be better off a mercenary cross working for some terrorist factions who want the other faction leaders dead. I have my father's blood in my veins, so...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 3, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 8, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    May 23, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2014

    When my husband is just sitting around like a

    lump. How can anyone stand to just play games day and night?
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 22, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Oct 3, 2013

    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

    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, 2014

    So "much" to do and I am here in bed with my

    coffee being all sad and If I could I would sleep for the next week. Yes I know it's called depression but I decided to ignore that because I have to motivation to deal with it.
    mtea mtea
    26-30, F
    Dec 9, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    I had this work due 2 weeks ago,

    I have been given an extension but yet I can't motivate myself to do it. This dictates my future but yet I feel I don't really care. What is wrong with. I'm sick of making bad decisions. I feel worthless.
    pcozedi pcozedi
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    And it is becoming quite costly.

    I need to buy a car...but I hate shopping for anything, so I am paying for a rental for longer than really necessary. I need to try my hand at car repair, if only to get rid of the rental car. However, after work, I came home and decided to relax with a beer before messing with...
    Myzery Myzery
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 23

    I have no motivation.

    And it's ruining my life. These two facts should be enough to change my perspective and make me change but it doesn't. I'm overweight because, always have little to no money, and no education. With motivation to get things done I could change my life around and live an above...
    Polyurethane1 Polyurethane1
    22-25, M
    Mar 15, 2015
    Beutifulman1970 Beutifulman1970
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 12, 2015

    I seriously need to get motivated to live my

    own life once more... After graduating college, I just feel like that's all there is. I know there is more to life but I seem to care way less now.. Just been trying to watch some motivating ted talks, experiences here, along with talking to some of my friends. I'm still young...
    ShesGottaBeTheOne ShesGottaBeTheOne
    22-25, M
    Jan 31

    Apparently, I have two midterm exams tomorrow.

    Statistics and Probability - a nuisance, and Work Design Analysis - impending doom because I haven't been paying attention in class at all. Despite everything, I just don't have what it takes to get my crap together and actually learn something. Sure, I've been studying for...
    athousandsuns athousandsuns
    18-21, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    I have absolutely no motivation to do much of

    anything. No motivation to clean my house (though it's not like an episode of Hoarders or anything), no motivation to exercise, etc. I don't know what my issue is. I know some of it is depression, but not all. I know that some people have a ton of motivation & energy...they...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

    How Can I Get Motivated?

    i want to lose weight for awhile..and before i was doing soooo good and i lost 30lbs..but i got depressed and ruined it..and now i wanna find my motivation again and its just seems so hard to get the motivation to do what i desperately want but i just cant bring myself to do it...
    Jones261986 Jones261986
    26-30, F
    Oct 25, 2012

    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

    I've lost it all the past couple days.

    Today, I am just in the most miserable mood. **** everything
    ACyanideSurprise ACyanideSurprise
    18-21, M
    Feb 28, 2015

    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, 2014

    Ever since I graduated I have no motivation

    whatsoever I don't exactly know what to do with my life anymore. School was my life and working while in school was my excuse to not study as much. I was more motivated to work/ drawn to projects knowing I had a test to study for soon. Twisted I know. It makes no sense. It's...
    allofme4 allofme4
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2012

    it's hard to have motivation

    when the only future you see is even beaker than your present. and honestly you don't want to find out if life gets better or not. you just want it all to end. but somehow I have to find the motivation to get through each day. make choices for a future I never wanted. and act...
    SyrkSefhir SyrkSefhir
    22-25, M
    Nov 4, 2015

    I can't get motivated to paint

    or write. Nothing captures my interest the past week. I feel empty inside.
    HoneyBeeOfRedMountain HoneyBeeOfRedMountain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    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

    I'm not sure what's gotten into me.

    I have zero desire to anything that I'm suppose to be doing. Boo. Me.
    IPleadthe5th IPleadthe5th
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Oct 22, 2015

    Eating. Getting up. Even breathing.

    It all takes so much energy and motivation
    ReannaLee ReannaLee
    18-21, F
    Mar 12, 2015

    I have these days frequently.

    A new year doesn't change who I am or how I'm feeling. I still wonder when I'll get everything I need to done..
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound
    31-35, M
    Jan 2

    I don't want to do anything!

    !! I just want to close my eyes and sleep forever!!!!!
    cristina44 cristina44
    22-25, F
    May 16, 2014
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