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I Don't Have Any Motivation to Do Anything.

I really don't know if it is me or what.  Could it be the house?  I don't have any motivation to cook, clean, water my plants--nothing.  The thing is that I have to take care of 8 people including myself.  Of course I do the manditory stuff, but I don't have the motivation to do it.  It is an inner struggle to get the strength to do anything.  I really hate to even go out of the house.  But when I do get the strength to go out, for example to the store, I am fine.  I feel alive so-to-speak.  I just always feel a sadness--a heavy chest or just a weight on me that makes me feel so motionless.  I never used to be this way.  I was always active and loved to clean.  I always fixed myself up as well, and now I go out without make-up and dress very casual.  I hate this feeling.  I just want to cry most of the time.  How can I get motivated?

nap91 nap91 31-35 2 Responses Sep 29, 2008

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You sound like you might be depressed. I know from experience. You may want to seek the assistance of a professional.

Since you are fine when you are out shopping, it sounds to me like you need to get out more. Get yourself a part time job, someplace that will make you happy or have fun. You need to feel appreciated and taking care of everyone else at home.. will not get you that. Its easy to be taken for granted but when you are not at everyones beckon call, they will realize how important you are, when your home. Do something for yourself. If not a part time job, get a hobby. Take Yoga. Take a class in something that interests you. Good luck. I hope you feel better soon.