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I Lack Motivation

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    Powerless Under the Spectum of the State

    You know what I be talkin' bout mon!? Where be the life force that gets those inner dreams out into fields? For the past three weeks I've embraced my inner zombie mind. Falling behind on school, avoiding anything intellectual or creative - I've been reading the news a lot lately...
    Etherwind Etherwind 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2009

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    Why Not Start By Listening?

    Call it what you will, but there is this part of you – an innate wisdom, if you will – that has tried and tried and tried to get you to stop and fix a part of you that broke a long time ago but you've told yourself that you either don't have enough money, don't have enough...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M Mar 14, 2012

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    I've Never Been Motivated.. So I Gave Up.

    I used to be this kid that does everything in an innocent artistic way. I started writing (stories and poetry) at a young age (like 10 or something). And I played music and I painted, I wanted to be a painter when I grow up but my dad always put me down, he's an artist too. I...
    SourPire SourPire 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    Feel Lost In Life

    Life's simple I think..we just make it complicated by thinking too much..now thats contradictory.. I have everything I could possibly want right now in life..A decent job, a loving boyfriend, amazing friends, supportive family...But, i feel lost...lost in life..I wish to pursue...
    sunshine246 sunshine246 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2009

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    I'm a student but im just

    so distracted with other things & I just can't seem to get motivated. 😔
    ckimbozz ckimbozz 16-17, F Dec 12, 2013

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    Today

    My throat hurts... I'll have a 4 day weekend... I work with imbiciles... I want to go home.
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 19 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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    Life Is Just Blah With A Side Of Sigh

    My motivation during the day is to open my eyes and even that takes a lot out of me. I dont see the point in getting out of bed if I have nothing to do and all I want to do is eat. You'd think being hungry and having to pee would make you jump out of bed, it doesnt. Ive gotten...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 3 Responses May 13, 2010

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    ...

     im dead now. i used to be very much alive. Now I lay. 
    poorchmunki poorchmunki 26-30, F Jul 5, 2008

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    I Just Want To Run Away But I Just Dont Know Where Or Why

    This whole day and who knows maybe for much longer I fear, I have been spinning my wheels but never actually getting anywhere. I feel like my job and home life I am just walking through the motions of my day. I am watching the clock at work, and then at home until I can go to...
    Kgm86 Kgm86 22-25 1 Response Jun 11, 2010

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    car705 car705 22-25, M Nov 30, 2013

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    No Energy, No Will, No Determination, No Motivation...

    I used to be this super motivated human being. I used to be healthy, I used to keep my home spotless, I used to make lists and be organized. Now if you asked me where my keys are I couldn't tell you. I am seriously overwhelmed with life and all of its "tests." I am 35 years...
    pfair714 pfair714 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    The Sound Of Failure

    So this year was my freshman year of college. Things seemed promising when I received the e-mail notifying me I had been accepted into one of the best universities of my country. I was in for a new life, new adventures, new experiences and new people. At first it all seemed fine...
    Daggerfall Daggerfall 18-21, M Jan 18, 2013

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    Today and Generally Around One Day Out of Each

    week, I want to do nothing.  It's nearly 12:00 and I haven't done my cardio for the day, I haven't cleaned up the breakfast dishes, I haven't  folded any laundry, heck, I think I didn't even put the clothes from the washer into the dryer after I pulled the dry ones out...
    mj915 mj915 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    Tortoise Beats Hare

    I used to be the biggest clean freak this side of the Mississippi - then, I had my daughter (she's 10), then I met my "hubby", then I recently had my son (he's 14 months), and I cannot for the life of me give a crap to get up off my butt and clean my home!  What the hell is...
    pfair714 pfair714 36-40, F Mar 30, 2012

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    Dear motivation, please possess me

    and take over my life.
    wellthatwasweird wellthatwasweird 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Motivatio For Studies

    How does one find again a lost motivation? This semester hasn't been going all too well in my lit. theory studies. The profesor is looking for partners to talk to (just like two years ago..another professor) In both cases I fail to comply. It seemes like my mind is really empty...
    Boann Boann 22-25, F Jan 9, 2008

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    Always Tired

    I cant seem to get exited about anything I'm always tired and just feel wore out. I want to do so many things and can't find the energy to do any of them. I always get excited when school is about to start and I dont even have that anymore. I am a stay at home mother of four and...
    luv2hatehim29 luv2hatehim29 26-30, F Jul 21, 2008

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    I Need More Motivation

    I have not long finished my two hardest exams and have another exam coming soon but it is nowhere near as hard as the last ones as they are multiple choice and you can bring in two pages of notes. However, I've be aiming to start my revision today but I just don't have the...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F 1 Response May 14, 2012

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    I am a 19 year old university student

    that lacks motivation. At first I thought it was laziness but I can be in bed 3-4 days at a time only getting up to ease myself and look for food As you can imagine this has had a disastrous effect on my academia and social life! I'll be on the computer/my phone and I...
    morriana morriana 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Lack Of Motivation

    I want to ask you, If you feel the same way, or how to deal with it and find something to live for... For some recent years I feel like that I don´t have anything to live for... I don´t have any dreams, any plans for life and anything I could love and stick to... After some...
    1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    I Lack Motivation

    in life. Nothing seems challenging anymore. I've just about given up on life,on hope & on myself. Mostly I'm bored. I cant seem to find anything to look forward to. I eat, I sleep & the same old thing all over again.. every day... am I depressed?   
    MsLed MsLed 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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    Depression Saps Motivation

    i just lost my post and i'm not motivated to rewrite it. everything takes too much energy right now and all i want to do is eat and sleep,but i've got bills that need to have checks written and mailed out...and i'm too depressed to even do that. but i'm trying to avoid crawling...
    deeaqua deeaqua 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2010

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    I Lost Myself

    I used to be an intelligent go getter who was not only very attractive but had wonderful confidence and positive energy.  Over the past five years, I feel a lack of motivation, lack of smarts, and I am not going anywhere careerwise (failing to use a MA degree that I paid...
    nodrive123 nodrive123 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    I Do Lack Motivation

    I use to be motivated to do things but not it's not so. The only that seems to get me doing things is too much boredom.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Dec 8, 2011

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    I seem to lack more and more

    as months and years goes by the push the motivation and lot of reason is I deal with being sick often and anxiety and depression seems to take over a lot I have my periods where I don't feel so bad but then I have spurts come over me that I just don't know how much more I can...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M Mar 11

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    I Don't Like The Taste.

    You know when you're kinda hungry, but the meal you've been cooked sounded good beforehand, but turns out it's one you find quite unpleasant. You pick at it, occasionally summoning up the courage to take another bite. Each one tastes more unpleasant than the last. By the time you...
    chewyconor chewyconor 22-25, M Apr 30, 2011

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    Unhappy With Where You Are?

    Where we are in life is exactly where we want to be. Not necessarily because it's what we want but because it's good enough. When good enough isn't good enough anymore THAT'S when we start living :)
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M Mar 14, 2012

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    Feel Lost In Life

    Life's simple I think..we just make it complicated by thinking too much..now thats contradictory.. I have everything I could possibly want right now in life..A decent job, a loving boyfriend, amazing friends, supportive family...But, i feel lost...lost in life..I wish to pursue...
    sunshine246 sunshine246 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2009

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    Severely

    The other day I made a list of things to do: simple things such as 1. put movies away 2.plug ipod in 3. put dirty laundry in basket That was all. It has been 3 days...Mind you, I do not work or go to school right now. I have not done this list.
    walkingon walkingon 22-25 Aug 13, 2012

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    Lost And Demotivated.

    Lostprophets - The light that shines twice as bright... I've lost my positivity, I'm positively lost. I thought the path was obvious, it's not. Resigned myself to failed potential, the wind exits my sails, My scarlet hands a stain in these two nails. Don't say; 'The pain will...
    chewyconor chewyconor 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2011

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    I Don'T Want To

    This is probably the biggest problem of mine, along with procrastination. But I think the two go hand in hand, dont they? If I wanted to do something, I would do it. But I don't want to. Every week I have assignments I need to finish. Sunday evening I think to myself, I'm...
    purposeful1 purposeful1 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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    Exams are soon. If anything, these are the most important ones in my life. I'm an all A-A* student, but I've lost my motivation. I don't know if it's because I'm destructed my...
    ibak12 ibak12 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    It's that time of year final exams! Someone out there give me some inspiring motivation!
    PinkSlippers86 PinkSlippers86 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Ohhhhh is one if those days!!! I can't seem to find motivation to do the million things I need to!
    ifos ifos 26-30, F Apr 1

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    i am studying medicine. Tomorrow i have an exam but i cant study anymore i feel like i have lost my motivation i cant memorize anything anymore i can't even concentrate in any...
    lamentonnaise lamentonnaise 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I have lost all motivation and cannot live. I don't know what to do. No one understands my problem.Everybody thinks its strange or I am not being honest.
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I lack confidence about a lot of things most significantly my dating life is non existent as I've tried online dating and I always flake out because I think I'm too shy and I...
    lawrencepa lawrencepa 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I have always struggled with confidence. I do lack confidence, a lot, which is very depressing. To me, I've always been on the outside looking in. I see people who are confident in...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I really lack self confidence since i moved my school (i was in a girls only school now im in a school For boy and girls) i lost my self confidence bec boys there just make fun of...
    Nari99 Nari99 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    And today my faith got a little bit worse. Humanity sunk a bit lower in my eyes. The selfishness- the arrogance- the sheer lack of consideration for others has me wondering if we...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I am having difficulty starting anything. I have spent today surfing the Internet haphazardly and that's about it. I have a lot of things I could do, but it's like there is a...
    Jimmyjazz9 Jimmyjazz9 22-25, M Mar 25

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    Okay, I really have to study. I'll go read a chapter now and come back here after.
    ctfawkes ctfawkes 18-21, F Mar 21

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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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    do not want do anything. just sleep and waste time. i was not like this before. no idea what's wrong with me
    tintin2000 tintin2000 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Feeling so lazy just lately, I wanna go things but when it comes to doing it I just don't want to!
    polles135 polles135 18-21, F Apr 2

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    God I just got lectured today, for the millionth time. By my mom. At age 21. For the obvious. For how lazy, unmotivated, pretentious and disappointing I am to life. I am a parasite...
    Miamortis Miamortis 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    what happened? When I started this job I promised myself that I won't take my work home with me emotionally. I had all this promise, all this energy, I was doing well.. but now, I...
    BronzeEspada BronzeEspada 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Somehow I cannot manage to sit down and study for the life of me, any advice?
    justintrubela justintrubela 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    They want to see you do good, but not better than them, remember that.
    12Maria34 12Maria34 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have generalized anxiety disorder and have little support. The person I'd most want support from is my mother. I would love her to be able to be understanding and calm with me...
    smilemoonbright smilemoonbright 26-30, F Mar 26

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    Being on social media today makes it easy for you to quickly feel inadequate or to have low self esteem because you are comparing the highlights of people's lives to your daily...
    indianocean indianocean 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I am wanting to increase confidence in myself, but it is a slow process. My confidence is still quite low, but I have started getting into the habit of not blaming myself as much...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Mar 29

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