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I Lack Motivation

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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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    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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    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 want to do a lot. But I need someone to

    motivate me. I am hardly self motivated and organized in achieving something in life. I don't have a girlfriend (never had one) or someone who can push me to do the things I am capable of. And this leaves me in a place where I feel so bad about myself. I started thinking I am of...
    ajvad ajvad 22-25, M 1 Response May 21

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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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    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...
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    Close to Nothing . . .

    Yehh. im all the same now days just like many of youu hate the mornings, cleaning's a givin Homework may aswell be history andd relationships arnt as closee as they once use to be. I seem to lack something now that seriously interupts with anything i do in life. Ambitions...
    liveitupGravityX liveitupGravityX 16-17, F Apr 14, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Especially right now.

    I need to get up and leave my house. I haven't in days. I want to get up and go but besides worrying that it will make me feel worse physically I just can not freakin make myself finish getting ready and go!!! This happens to me a lot where I lack motivation. IDK why I'm not...
    DatCrazyCatLady DatCrazyCatLady 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I have worked with many women on Motivation.

    Each was a little different so you would be different as well. Many have come because they have tried everything. It may now need someone to look over you and actually give you a spanking because you may need something more physical. Things more physical many times effect as...
    aspanker43232 aspanker43232 61-65, M May 18

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    I'm Only Motivated to Do Things That Interest Me

    I lack the motivation to do what other people think I ought to be doing. Getting out of bed, studying, forming relationships. That kind of thing.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 3 Responses Jul 21, 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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    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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    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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    I become obsessed with a new idea

    or skill until I feel I have sufficient mastery over it such that I can "disassemble" it at will and be able to teach it without qualms. I then lose interest in it and find no reason to continue.
    TheKidDownTheStreet TheKidDownTheStreet 18-21, M Aug 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Really, I do. I've always felt like I've

    wanted things half-heartedly. I want to change, but it's really hard to really want something so bad. How do you have that kind of passion for one thing? I admire people who do. Not to brag or anything, I can draw, play the piano and guitar, write...but nothing has really...
    aviared aviared 18-21 Apr 23

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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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    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 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 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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    car705 car705 22-25, M Nov 30, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 was with a band for 3 years

    and was forced out early this year. I want to be a musician again. Not just my favourite genres but a proper composer working from home. But I lack the motivation to do it. I may still not be over the fact that I had my dream job with an international band and had to quit. I...
    KA4689 KA4689 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 10

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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'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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    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F Aug 11

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Ever since I have attempted to get off of suboxone for getting off of painkillers, I am having a terrible time getting energy and motivation back into my life. I feel depressed a...
    Dreamer251 Dreamer251 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 3

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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...
    nursingstudentxo nursingstudentxo 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Lots of bad stuff in my life at present. No motivation to keep things neat or tidy. I keep things clean where my kids are but my room has nothing but piles of papers, laundry, etc...
    bcali bcali 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I need motivation to keep the hope that my health will get better, that I can lose weight and function after my gallbladder surgery. That I can move on and find a career that makes...
    ShellBellem ShellBellem 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I need to be working but am tired and low on motivation. Please inspire/motivate me to go back to work after a 9 hour workday. I came home to eat and take care of my 3 Kids.
    Joe1064 Joe1064 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Had a great diet and excersise routine down for 2 months but I've tarted to lose my motivation to keep going
    guardian96 guardian96 18-21, M Aug 21

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    At the start of every school year I'm all pumped up ,I say to myself" I'm going to study ,I'm going to be a great student , do well in all the exams " Then by the end of the year...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F Aug 21

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    Having expectations for something with the ambitions to get it, but without motivation, that's just stupid.
    drbreezzy drbreezzy 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I should be working at the moment but i can't seem to find the motivation to start it :( anyone wanna motivate me?
    lukeymrules lukeymrules 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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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!
    Ellyhi Ellyhi 13-15, F Aug 17

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    Can barely clean. Can barely smile. Can laugh but then hate when it fades.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 18

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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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    Yes , sometimes...........................................,.....,.....,...........................................
    patrickpatterson patrickpatterson 18-21, M Aug 26