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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 into bed and then being totally useless for several more hours. i might be useless anyway,but my chances are a little better if i'm sitting on the couch. sigh.
deeaqua deeaqua 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2010

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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 time, don't have enough courage, don't have enough faith, don't have enough conviction, don't have enough belief in yourself, don't have enough love for yourself or any of the thousands of other reasons you've been rattling off to yourself every single day as justification for not stopping and trying to fix that part of you that broke down.<br />
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This innate wisdom inside of you – your other “YOU” - is tired of looking at itself in the mirror and seeing a shell, an empty husk.<br />
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“YOU” doesn't want this to be your life anymore but you haven't been listening to her so now, you've left “YOU” with no other recourse but to shut you down – completely. So, in this way, what you're feeling now is the effect of this tool “YOU” is using to get you to STOP! and do anything and everything in your power to fix “YOU”.<br />
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“YOU” is on strike :)<br />
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The point is, listen to “YOU”. “YOU” has shut you down – and will keep you shut down – until you give “YOU” the life it so desperately wants. It's tired of hearing your rationalizations, your excuses - “YOU” wants no more of it!<br />
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The only way you'll make peace with “YOU” is by doing exactly what he/she wants :)<br />
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The wonderful thing is that, in the process of finally obeying “YOU”, you'll slowly feel MORE energy, MORE passion, MORE intelligence, MORE wisdom, MORE peace and MORE happiness, until one day, “YOU” has decided to turn you back on and has freed you from Depression.<br />
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Listen to “YOU”. Start now! :)

I hate that feeling. To have so little energy to do such simple tasks. When it is is SO easy and you wonder how you could ever have an issue with motivation. But when it is is crippling and you wonder how you will ever find the motivation again. Hope you feel better soon!!

Lack of motivation caused y depression and depression caused because you lack motivation, sleeping the day away oblivious to the real world, the one where you hurt. What you describe is what I live with too.