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I would really appreciate some career and life advice

At the moment, I'm feeling at a loose end and really direction-less. I don't know what I want to do with my life and it's making me feel really depressed. I have no short or long term goals. I'm in the process of being referred for CBT and have taken up running to treat the depression. [more inside]
posted by fallingleaves on Jun 29, 2014 - 7 answers

School is Depressing

Every semester my motivation follows the same pattern. I excel in courses for the first month or so of classes, then my motivation sharply drops off. What are some workarounds and strategies to give a more consistent performance? [more inside]
posted by Trifling on Apr 13, 2014 - 9 answers

Is this just summer-fall-winter-spring-summer-fall-winter-spring love?

Struggling with my boyfriend's apparent lack of effort in our relationship, but I'm not sure if it's worth trying to work though, because he won't discuss if he have a future together. [more inside]
posted by hasna on Feb 12, 2014 - 39 answers

This can't continue

You aren't my doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist, but maybe you have something to share that will help me get onto a path toward curing a relentless, life-altering ( in the worst possible way( issue with sleep. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jan 11, 2014 - 53 answers

Motivation to exercise when there are no goals, or they are vague?

I have read in numerous places that exercise can sometimes help with mood and concentration. My only exercise goal is to help alleviate these possible issues, but I couldn't keep any motivation and stopped after only a few weeks. Specific considerations: [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Nov 26, 2013 - 38 answers

I have no idea how to start writing my dissertation.

I don't know how to write my dissertation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2013 - 19 answers

Help

I'm unemployed, and probably depressed. Any help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Don't just sit there. DO something!

So, you know that "career" thing people have? I managed to spend 2012 without one. The timeout was enlightening, but now I'm itching to move on to a brand new phase. Um, how do I do that? [more inside]
posted by jessca84 on Nov 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me get over my decade-long addiction to the Internet.

I've been addicted to the Internet for a decade now and every aspect of my life has been affected. Help me rejoin society, get past this, learn time management skills, develop a work ethic, and piece my life back together. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2012 - 18 answers

How to come to terms with long cycle of failure and move on?

After years of escapism, how to anchor life to meaning (or vice versa?) when almost four years of research hasn't amounted to anything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2012 - 21 answers

Are you a reformed malingerer? How did you quit?

I'm the boy who cried wolf! (or 'ouch'!) Help me stop, especially in light of the fact that this behavior has been positively reinforced at some points. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me get motivated again

I have been unmotivated to do pretty much anything outside of work for a several months now. Help me get back on the horse. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I motivate myself to work?

How can I motivate myself to work? What did you do to help kick yourself in the posterior and get going? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 12 answers

I don't wanna work, I just wanna lie in my bed all day

Should I just accept that I need to be on SSRIs? Are there other meds that would help me more effectively? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 3, 2011 - 35 answers

"If we ever create a sport whereby monkeys fling poo at one another, and there's one dedicated supporter, there's a solid chance that shit will hit the fan."

What are some things you like to tell or remind yourself about when you have "woe is me" moments to steer yourself out of self-pity/moments of weakness and back into awesomeness?
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Feb 16, 2011 - 55 answers

Quarter Life Crisis, Redux

When I'm not in school, I feel like my life has totally dead-ended. I'm starting to think that stress and anxiety are the only things that motivate me. How do I stop delaying (and being terrified of) reality and finally become a real (adult) person? The details inside are super long, and I apologize for them in advance. [more inside]
posted by timory on Dec 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Apathy, eh?

It's not that I'm hostile, it's just that I'm indifferent to almost everything. How do I engage with my life again? How do I beat this persistent apathy? [more inside]
posted by saveyoursanity on Dec 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Bartelby Ain't Got Nothing On Me

I've been diagnosed as ADD/ADHD by 3 separate professionals through my life and on medication to treat it for nearly a year. The meds don't work, and I've been on a lot of them (i.e. Ritalin, Vyvanse, Strattera and now Adderall.) How can I give myself a swift kick in the butt to become a productive, organized individual? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 - 9 answers

How to get counseling while unemployed?

How can I seek treatment for possible depression while I'm unemployed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Not very motivated to finish school (or anything)

Not very motivated to finish school (or anything) [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Sep 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Even the Seinfeld chain of Xs doesn't work

Sustained Motivation: I've searched but come up empty. Please hope me. The general answer to mood-related questions, both here and from therapy, is "keep track of your mood". I can't do that. I lose interest after a few days because "I"m fine now, that was a lot of huffle about nothing." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me get off my ass and do these things that I love!

I'm a mildly depressed and anxious person with a pretty cushy life at the moment (working just half-time, from home too!) in which I *should* be able to spend tons of time on my hobbies (yoga, art, photography, learning French, working on my website, freelance writing, etc.) and yet all I seem to do is poke around online or read books. [more inside]
posted by mkuhnell on Jan 15, 2010 - 29 answers

Divorced, jobless, need advice.

Stuck in a rut. Help me find meaning, direction, and help me get back on my feet. [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Sep 19, 2009 - 16 answers

How do I get motivated despite feeling that everything is pointless?

I haven't been interested in anything at all lately. I just feel low and I want to get motivated to do things again. How? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger on Jul 11, 2008 - 17 answers

How do you get work done when life's got you down?

Life kicked me in the teeth, but I've got work to do. I don't need anyone to cheer me up, I'm just looking for a specific bit of advice: how do you get things done when you're depressed? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jun 1, 2008 - 39 answers

Citalopram side effects

Citalopram: I've been taking this for two-and-a-half weeks now, with the last ten days being on 20mg. While the hand-wringing anxiety and depressed feeling seems to be fading, I am having problems with the continual desire for sleep. I've tried taking it four hours before going to bed, and last night I slept for 13 straight hours. Then when I get up, I have very little inclination to do anything other than look at the wall or mindless television. Has anyone else had these effects with Citalopram and did they get better? [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on May 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Help get me off my fat ass

The thought of going to the gym makes me cry. [more inside]
posted by Evangeline on Nov 10, 2007 - 39 answers

Has anyone ever changed from apathetic to motivated? What happened?

Since developing bipolar disorder, and subsequently being out of work since April 2005, I find my motivation and concentration has gone to be replaced by apathy and what must seem to others like laziness. Has anyone else been in a similar situation and got themselves out of it, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by AuroraSky on Dec 26, 2006 - 17 answers

An Anomaly of The Will

I am having difficulty working. What are your tricks to get moving? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2006 - 26 answers

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