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Emotionally distancing myself from job while staying productive

Due to a myriad of reasons I’ve decided the job I’m currently in isn’t one I should stay in for the long term and I’ve begun applying for other jobs. However, the frustrations at the office still get to me. I’m trying to emotionally distance myself but still stay motivated and productive and do my best work (within reason given the circumstances). [more inside]
posted by TheGreatSloth on Apr 18, 2016 - 8 answers

I'd be worried but I just don't care enough ...

I haz a big ass bowl of apathy. I've been on anti-depressants for many years (various ones since they tend to crap out after a bit) and currently on Effexor XR 75mg. Was diagnosed with hypothyroid and was put on small dose of synthroid. [more inside]
posted by Mysticalchick on Dec 13, 2015 - 8 answers

Getting nothing done at work. Help?

I am having a significant, abnormal amount of difficulty getting anything accomplished at work. This problem has steadily been worsening over the last several months, and I am getting worried. How can I snap out of this? [more inside]
posted by dinnerdance on Sep 15, 2015 - 21 answers

Career Advice Filter: what am I?

I've given out the odd bit of career advice here, but now I find myself in my own bored, unhappy rut. Jobhunting throws up hundreds of results because I am a jack-of-all-trades, but all I can muster for all the options is total apathy. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2015 - 4 answers

I miss feeling, in general

I feel extremely apathetic and flat. I'm being worked up for some endocrine issue. I know it makes sense to make a diagnosis before initiating treatment, but I don't know how much longer I can stand feeling so apathetic. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2015 - 8 answers

What is my PROBLEM?

Regular short periods of mild depression?/terrible procrastination/apathy about twice a month...therapist seems puzzled. What is this? Anything I can do to help me & my therapist address this? [more inside]
posted by Baethan on May 14, 2015 - 19 answers

How to stop negative rumination?

Greetings. I seem to have a terrible case of negative rumination and I cannot impede my negative thoughts at all; this jeopardizing my work ethic and academic studies. I would greatly appreciate some pragmatic tips and positive thinking advice. I'm not sure how to stay optimistic and positive about the world and myself. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2015 - 16 answers

Staying patient and compassionate with a depressed husband

How can I try to obtain and maintain a sense of caring and compassion for my husband during his depression, when the effects on me are starting to create major resentment? For the second time in the past 12 months, he has fallen into a place of depression and anxiety, resulting in having a short temper, very low energy, mentally checking out, little interest in my life, no sex, and very little empathy. The first time it lasted about 3-4 months. This time, it has been about three months and counting. That is more than half the year. It is exhausting and I am losing hope. I am female and we are both in our late 30s. We have been close friends over 10 years, but not romantically involved that entire time. I recall him having some slight down times back when we first met, but he always seemed to bounce back very easily. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2015 - 44 answers

Unemployment is leading to a lack of enjoyment in social activities.

I have been unemployed for close to a year. Lately, I have been withdrawing for social activities due to anxiety and a lack of self-esteem. I honestly feel like a different person than I was even a year ago (in a bad way), and it shows when I interact socially; I usually don’t even have very much fun due to the social anxiety and feeling that I'm being judged. Should I even do things with friends when I am not in the right frame of mind to have a good time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2014 - 16 answers

Academia, depression, apathy, and meaning

I have been diagnosed with major depression for a couple years now (4-5). I am in a PhD program and about to graduate soon, couple months. I need small tangible things I can do everyday to feel like my life, my career matters, what I do everyday matters, put myself up to goals and challenges, and make an effort to achieve them. More inside. [more inside]
posted by greta_01 on Jan 18, 2014 - 18 answers

How do I develop an interest in football?

I'm a dork who's never been interested in any sports at all. I've never played or watched any sport. I don't see why it's so interesting. But sports, especially football, is one of the most-watched type of show on television. The Superbowl is like a national holiday. I feel like I'm missing out on something big. How do I develop an interest in football (or other sports) after a lifetime of disinterest? What makes football exciting that should be obvious?
posted by Sleeper on Nov 21, 2013 - 30 answers

Low mood be over: how?

Low energy/mood/will in the past weeks- now feeling the desire to get back on track, but I'm unsure about the way to go about it. I'd love to have your take on some ideas I have and how to put them into practice. [more inside]
posted by opalshards on Sep 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Procrastinator needs to write 9k words in 3 days. Please advise.

So, I made a previous thread about my general tendencies to dither and procrastinate. On some fronts I've made progress since then, but not recently. I've come back from my year abroad placement at college and I have 3 papers to write to make the year count. They're 3k each. [more inside]
posted by lethologues on Aug 23, 2013 - 16 answers

How to power through apathy? Or why even bother?

I have come down with a case of bad apathy. How do I find the energy/motivation/desire to even start to want to come out of it? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jun 12, 2013 - 13 answers

Apathy busters.

I am depressed -- not the sad miserable suicidal kind but the apathetic, heavy can't get out of bed kind. (I am unfortunately familiar with both.) [more inside]
posted by summer sock on Jun 2, 2013 - 20 answers

That kind of depression where you just don't care. Have you been there? What helped?

That kind of depression where you just don't care. Have you been there? What helped? [more inside]
posted by Anonymousness on Dec 13, 2012 - 15 answers

Which work isn't working?

Would you leave a well-paid but badly-fitting job to do something you really cared about but for less money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 24 answers

Apathy towards bad people: naive or some form of perceptual disorder?

Is there an exact psychological disorder to explain this person's apathy towards seemingly bad people? [more inside]
posted by pixienat on May 12, 2012 - 39 answers

i'm on drugs and i'm tired

I start grad school in four months, and I’m worried about my apathy and extreme fatigue that are possibly a result of my marijuana dependency and/or my SSRIs. What are some steps I can take to get these issues sorted out in light of my anxieties about changing meds and my reluctance to give up marijuana? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 - 20 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

Buddhist with Life Goals & Desires?

How can I not be an apathetic Buddhist? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Papagiorgio on Nov 2, 2011 - 21 answers

How to stop my brain from getting me fired?

Dealing with depression, and I went AWOL from work on Friday - Damage control? I'm suffering from extreme apathy/depression (ie it may take up to an hour to work myself up enough to go to the bathroom), and I didn't turn up to work on Friday. I have Saturday & Sunday to decompress, and savings I am willing to blow in pursuit of being functional 'enough' over the next few weeks to not lose my job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2011 - 28 answers

Is there anyone else who just can't be bothered with life?

I can't be bothered with life anymore. Does anyone else feel the same? [more inside]
posted by fry on Jun 6, 2011 - 42 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

An apathetic aunt...

My brother's having a baby. Shouldn't I be a little more excited about it? [more inside]
posted by raspberry-ripple on Jan 5, 2011 - 40 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

How to lose my apathy and get a PhD

How to Be Awesome and Finish a PhD? I'm in my first term of an engineering PhD (post-bachelors and 2yrs working in industry). My work is sucking: I don't do enough homework or research. How do I get back the drive I felt in high school when I was a clueless single guy who felt he had to prove he was brilliant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2010 - 8 answers

I don't think it's just Senioritis

I'm in my last year of school at one of the best universities in Canada, with a job waiting for me when I graduate. I have a fantastic (long distance) boyfriend whom I love to pieces and vice versa. I'm on anti-depressants and spent the last two days in bed. One of these is not like the other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2010 - 31 answers

Why don't I blog?

Everybody's doing it (perhaps by many people who shouldn't?). It would be good for my reputation in a number of my fields to maintain a subject-specific blog (photography, coding, food, etc), but nothing ever occurs to me to be especially "bloggable". This might be due to the fact that I'm acutely aware of how many true experts there are on these topics, and I feel I have nothing original to contribute. [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Aug 9, 2010 - 17 answers

Feel me out, I want to feel.

Why don't I feel excited or satisfied about anything and how can I change it? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Apr 30, 2009 - 6 answers

I want my snail mail!

How can I get the USPS to consistently deliver my mail to my home? I have been randomly missing important letters for at least two years. I've contacted numerous people at the USPS, but it's done no good. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Land of Confusion

How do you cope when you seem to be surrounded on all sides by ineffectiveness and apathy ? [more inside]
posted by jmnugent on Jun 28, 2007 - 44 answers

How can I help my husband?

Is my husband's behavior normal, or is this indicative of depression or some sort of anger-issue? And is there anything I can do to help? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Mar 28, 2007 - 52 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

mid-semester burnout

I teach several required college courses. My enthusiasm is dwindling, and it is starting to show. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2006 - 27 answers

Is this a secret club or can anyone join?

Is bachelorhood socially acceptable? [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Dec 13, 2005 - 24 answers

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