Zero motivation - Social Anxiety Forum
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
User Requested Permanent Ban
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Posts: 5,875

Zero motivation


This has been such a major problem for me the for the past year or so. I lack the drive or initiative to do anything. Just anything. And I'm not necessarily depressed or sad, it's more of a complete lack of emotional content. I feel like an empty canvas, just...completely apathetic. I mean, I can imagine achieving goals, improving my life, and helping other people, but the sense of satisfaction one would normally get from such things simply isn't there. I'm assuming it's depression, but even the times when I'm relatively happy, I still can't find any desire or drive.

Has anyone else experienced similar feelings? I'm wondering if antidepressants will help, I really hope so.
shadowmask is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 03:21 PM
The Tragic Princess
 
illlaymedown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tupelo, Mississippi
Gender: Female
Age: 33
Posts: 719
It's combo of SA and depression for me and the way certain other people act, but yeah I feel that way often. I mostly just force myself to do things. I've only ever taken Celexa and it didn't help me so I quit taking it. Withdrawals are the suck just so you know.

"I feel like a helpless puppet being manipulated in some major scheme."~ Squall Leonhart

"Sometimes a person has to be loved before they can become lovable."~Ravi Zacharias

"As we have gotten more open-minded, we have become more closed-hearted."

My avatar is my art...www.myspace.com/illlaymedown
illlaymedown is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 07:47 PM
SAS Member
 
Hamster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Gender: Transgender
Posts: 388
My Mood: Lonely
yes, this is exactly how i am feeling and have been feeling, and i was waiting for a forum like this lol
Hamster is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 08:24 AM
SAS Member
 
Exileblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Germany
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Posts: 10
I know this feeling too. The only thing that I could do about it, check what has to be done and do it, even if you don't want to.
Exileblue is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 08:30 AM
SAS Member
 
VanDamMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,515
My Mood: Tired
Yeah I get this also. I've been stuck in an 7 year rut.

Ironically though, I find I have more motivation and get more accomplished the more things I have going on. Its like I develop some momentum which gets me going more and more.

You might not be like this though. Good luck.

Beneficiary of 52 infractions and 5 warnings.
VanDamMan is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 09:55 AM
SAS Member
 
march_hare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: UK
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,470
From what I've heard of anti-depressants, they tend to rob people of their desires and motivation as badly as the depression does. Not that I've ever taken any myself though.
If anyone has taken a drug that helps them feel motivated I'd love to hear about it, because I'm having the same problems.

I am going to completely work on making myself happy.

ďFear can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy. If you're afraid you donít commit yourself to life completely; fear makes you always, always hold something back.Ē
march_hare is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 10:23 AM
SAS Member
 
nemesis1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,285
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowmask View Post
This has been such a major problem for me the for the past year or so. I lack the drive or initiative to do anything. Just anything. And I'm not necessarily depressed or sad, it's more of a complete lack of emotional content. I feel like an empty canvas, just...completely apathetic. I mean, I can imagine achieving goals, improving my life, and helping other people, but the sense of satisfaction one would normally get from such things simply isn't there. I'm assuming it's depression, but even the times when I'm relatively happy, I still can't find any desire or drive.

Has anyone else experienced similar feelings? I'm wondering if antidepressants will help, I really hope so.
Yep, i totally feel like this. I dont care about anything and dont get excited about anything. Everything is just......whatever.
nemesis1 is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 10:25 AM
Nowhere Man
 
Rixy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Engurland
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Posts: 2,416
I find it hard to even get motivated and do something I like. It sucks when you've got school work. I just think it's best to force yourself and do it, who knows, eventually you might enjoy it a little bit...
Rixy is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 10:45 AM
has left the building
 
Cosmin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Far away
Gender: Male
Posts: 658
You mean this is not normal?...
Cosmin is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 11:10 AM
bored to death
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Roxboro NC
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Posts: 154
mkp1974 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
anyone else have NO MOTIVATION??? belfort Frustration 69 10-28-2015 03:05 PM
Motivation Desperate Goal Setting 16 04-04-2009 09:46 PM
Motivation random222 Coping With Social Anxiety 7 02-19-2009 05:02 PM
who here has motivation? kev Coping With Social Anxiety 21 02-08-2009 09:09 PM
Need motivation? Cor Nutrition, Supplements and Exercise 1 06-25-2006 09:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome