Can't finish anything.
May 15, 2008 6:04 PM Subscribe
How can I prevent myself from getting sick of something long enough to finish it?
posted by Rhadamanthus to health & fitness (16 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know if this is just an unfortunate personality trait I've developed or something "deeper", but I seem to have the inability to finish things, and it's made me miserable. I have no real hobbies anymore because of it. I can't finish books, video games, television series, et cetera. In the past, I've tried to do new things, such as how to play an instrument or a new language, but fairly early on, I'll get sick of it and quit. If you've ever eaten too much of something, and gotten so sick of it that just the mention of it makes you ill, then you know exactly how I feel. That's the best way I can describe how I feel about the things I try.
I've tried spacing out what I do, such as reading only one chapter of a book a week, but that didn't help.
Does anyone know how I can prevent this from happening so I can actually finish something, or, can anyone figure out from this short description why I get sick of things so quick? I'm sure someone will suggest I see a therapist or something, but this isn't an option at the moment.