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I Wish I Was More Motivated

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    So Much to Do....

    I do wish I was more motivated - it seems that instead of getting more motivated as I get older, I get less motivated.  Not to be too hard on myself, I have been going through a rather rough time for the last couple of years and this year has probably been the worst so far...
    AnalyticalAly AnalyticalAly 41-45, F May 13, 2009

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    Motivation

    yeah, i do wish i had this, at times, especially when I feel like, it doesn't all make sense. it probably would make me feel less confused..:p
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6, 2009

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    Motivated

    I have all these great ideas and plans on doing things in my life but the one thing I am lacking is motivation.  I just cannot get myself going on some things in life and then I get depressed then I end up sitting around doing nothing, eating to comfort myself...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 1 Response May 27, 2009

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    I Can'T Seem To Stop

    I am a freshman in college and the first in my family to even get to college, that is a lot of pressure. I just have not put in any effort to school, it feels pointless. I just want to lie down somewhere and disappear no papers, no need to get the best grades, no disappointing my...
    Whattodos Whattodos 18-21 Apr 11, 2013

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    Motivation

    When I look back to the people I knew about thirty odd years ago I remember that thay were motovated in their chosen careers. There was a spark of energy, of enthusiasm which drove them on to accomplish the great things they did. I, on the other had was one of life's great...
    Ian1954 Ian1954 56-60, M Jul 5, 2013

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    I Need to Clean My Apartmen...

    I need to clean my apartment, donate/sell a bunch of things taking up space in my home, get my finances in order, etc.  I just don't have the energy to get started most of the time.
    pinkdragonrider pinkdragonrider 31-35, F 1 Response May 5, 2009

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    More Motivated

    More motivated,Wish i was,I'm tried,All this crap,Surely,Someday,I'll sort this out.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    There Are Times When I Wish...

    There are times when I wish I had an extra bit of amount of motivation to help me get through something.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 5, 2009

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    It's Confusing

    It's strange.  I have goals and things I'd like to do, but I'm always drawn away from them.  I make straight A's in school, but outside of that, I don't really do much.   When I get home, I always tell myself I should play my bass or write or do something...
    Onaquest Onaquest 13-15, M Jun 17, 2009

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    I really do wish i was more motivated

    but after several failed attempts to find work..wow My motivation is no more..application after application..denial after denial.
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F Jul 18

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    Initially Can'T Get Started...

    I really struggle to get motivated to do something, it can take me forever to talk myself into beginning it but once I begin I'm terrible, then I go totally over the top and get obsessed with perfection in the task.It seems I can only be one extreme or the other. Anyone else...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    Time To Wake Up..

    I'm not sure what's happened to me. Somewhere along the line, I lost my footing..and have been stumbling, aimlessly, my way through life the last few years. I stopped dreaming. I settled. If I think about it, I think this is the core of my present day unhappiness. Now, I am...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Like the Logo Says.

    I really just don't have the motivation to do much at all. Basic "I need to do these things to survive comfortably" tasks are about all I feel like managing. I don't like going to work, I can't stand going to classes, even getting out of bed is a hassle some days. It's...
    b1alasdair b1alasdair 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 16, 2009

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    Namur92 Namur92 22-25 16 hrs ago

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    tessareedy tessareedy 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I wish. I would eat so much on a daily basis if I had a fast metabolism (I don't).
    TheGr8Pretender TheGr8Pretender 70+, F 9 hrs ago

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    bezelbufu bezelbufu 16-17, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Zozo98 Zozo98 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    frogchop frogchop 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    theysayitsjustme theysayitsjustme 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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