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Old 09-05-2008, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Anyone got any tips to get it back?
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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all I can say is I feel that way too. I almost have no life. I just keep telling myself I will get better, I keep reasearching , and gaining information. Its hard when im the only one giving myself hope and guidance. look forward to the things you want to accomplish and strive for happiness.
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Set smaller goals. Start with baby steps instead of giant leaps.

That's all I can think of.
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Anyone got any tips to get it back?
www.thinkrightnow.com - ''unstopable motivation now''
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Set smaller goals. Start with baby steps instead of giant leaps.

That's all I can think of.
But to have goals, you have to have motivation or a will to live.

Work on your self-esteem. Stop the negative thinking. Give yourself complements and encouragement every day. Sit down right now and write down 25 positive things about yourself. Basically, work on building a positive self-image, instead of wallowing in negativity.
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You can also get motivation by setting small goals and achieving them.
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Adderall XR gives you super human motivation.
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meth also gives you super human motivation, but what happens when the drug is taken away ?
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I can't think of 25 postive things abut me though...
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LOL Yea it would be cool if everyone felt like they were high on coke 24/7
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that would be pretty awsome
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You can also get motivation by setting small goals and achieving them.
Yeah, I have practically zero motivation in life, but I am having to force myself to set goals and work on achieving them. It is really, really tough, but it is rewarding when you can accomplish a goal, no matter how small. I was invited to a potluck this weekend, and I am terrified, but I will force myself to go. I don't know if it will be a positive experience or negative one, but all I know right now is even if it turns out bad, I'll find another goal to achieve, maybe a bit smaller than a potluck
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I have too. Like I can't feel good about anything,except for few times,and I am generally angry at people for many reasons. I can't even bring myself to achieve small goals.

I like have lost alot of will/determination.
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What are one or more things that make you happy which you can do this weekend?
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don't know what to tell you....... i have the same problem..... its easy to set goals. but commiting to them is another issue. it demands extreme focus.
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"I've lost all motivation in life..." I've never had any. I struggle through becasue I have no other choice.
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Theres always something to do every day to keep you going. Whether its going on the computer and researching stuff, coming to this website. We only live once and have one chance. The only reason I'm still alive is because of that.
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Adderall XR gives you super human motivation.

I have been on it for quite some time and it only motivates me to type faster on the internet or flip channels faster while I avoid doing anything that I should actually be doing. Wish it worked for everyone that way.
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What are one or more things that make you happy which you can do this weekend?

I don't think you understand the concept of losing all motivation. Loss of motivation can become so extreme that you no longer find anything enjoyable enough to motivate yourself to do it. I enjoy lots of things but I lost the motivation to do them about 3 years ago.

I will sometimes go 2 weeks without even showering. I can't even motivate myself to do that. I used to be meticulous about my cleanliness and appearance. Now I just don't care. Been this way for at least 2 years.

I had an excellent credit rating and just stopped paying my bills. I stopped cleaning my house or washing my clothes. I wash clothes every 2-3 months. I just order more on the internet when I need them.

I do not even put things away that I get at the store. If it requires refrigeration, I will put it up, but most everything else stays in bags on the floor. Luckily I can only bring myself to go in a store every couple of months. I step over stuff all through my house because I can't find the motivation to clean out a spot to put the it away. I just don't care.

I sleep on the couch because my two beds are piled in stuff. Has been that way for at least two years.

This is an example of losing all motivation. It doesn't mean that someone doesn't feel like doing anything one weekend. It is much deeper than that. I just keep hoping that by some miracle I will wake up and feel differently.
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