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Demotivation - How Do You Deal With It?
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Posted 4/16/14
I go to the demotivational poster thread.
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Wait for the panic attacks
Watch something like GTO
Sometimes listen to aggressive music that makes you want to murder somebody
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When I have nothing interesting to do, I no-life on mmorpgs and online pvps. When I'm just brain dead, I do boring stuff I've been meaning to get out of my way while finding something else to think about. I've clocked in many thousands of hours doing this lel
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Well, Im demotivated alot. Just try something like poke at it, if that makes sense.
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Sychop wrote:

Wait for the panic attacks
Watch something like GTO
Sometimes listen to aggressive music that makes you want to murder somebody


^This.
Although I rarely have the energy to watch anime, so I mindlessly lurk on forums or Tumblr for hours. I generally alternate between piano versions of anime OPs and relaxing acoustic covers (like the ones D At Sea does) to brutal albums like Deaf to Our Prayers (Heaven Shall Burn).
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This always makes me feel better -

Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfq_A8nXMsQ
Posted 4/16/14
I ride bikes. I heard New Zealand is beautiful, go out jogging if you don't have a bike. Enjoy life. And when you're exhausted relax with an anime or game. There is also a chance you outgrown some of your hobbies you feel you must "force yourself" to do. Except for a few games I liked for years, I accepted I out grew video games.

Writing a list of goals is a good thing. If you write "I want to finish X anime" and that just feels like work, then don't do it.
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Sounds like you've just gotten bored.

I get bored. With life in general. Or at least, I get bored with my life. We tend to do most of the same things every day. We find ourselves in a comfortable situation and stay there, indefinitely. It all starts to get old after a while.

Sometimes I don't feel like staying inside and watching things, or reading things, or playing games. It's just so damn boring. I know I'll like this anime, but god, the thought of sitting there and staring at my screen for a couple hours just sounds so depressing.

Like others here, I recommend getting out of the house and doing something you wouldn't normally do. Something exciting and new. It doesn't have to be anything major - just taking a walk through a new part of town will suffice. It may be hard to convince yourself to do it at first, but once you're out there, you'll feel much better. Like another guy said, it's a constant cycle of positivity. You just have to be the one to start it.

I also find that doing more stuff outside your comfort zone, and consistently trying new things, helps keep you out of this kind of funk. It prevents you from getting bored. If you're still in school, join a club. Go out with friends. Make summer plans to go camping or something. There's endless possibilities out there, and despite how daunting they may seem, it's actually really fun to explore them all.
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Play mature games like The Witch's House/Saya no Uta and pee yourself.
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stridersix wrote:

i agree with the person saying do the thing.

i have many days where i just totally lose enjoyment in everything i'd normally love. all i do is lay in bed like..... what now... and usually end up asleep.

but i find that just ignoring your brain telling you not to do it or telling you that you cant be bothered or dont want to, always helps.

dont think, just do. force yourself to find a new series, force yourself to pick up a book for 20 minutes, force yourself to get into something. if you really wanna shake off the problem and demotivation, the only way you can do that is literally by doing it..... theres no magic motivation spells so JUST DO THE THING. SEE HOW IT GOES.


this

After reading all of the messages here, it comforts me knowing I'm not the only one like this.
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The first thing you should do is make sure that you're getting enough nutrients.
Go out and buy some cereal with straight 100% things all the way down its side.

The next thing you should do is make sure you go to sleep ~ 00:00 and wake up ~9:00 at the latest
Sleeping during the day will make you feel worse. If you go to sleep at 7:00 , and wake up at 17:00, you're going to feel slightly ill all day(night, more precisely, because you slept through daylight hours).

If you've got those covered, you should be able to find something interesting, or at least be willing t put the effort into finding something interesting. If you can't do either of those, I like to find an unsolved problem and think about how to solve it. You shouldn't expect to get anywhere, but the planning is the fun part.


AvidReader110 wrote:
I always attribute my problems with stimulation to my gifted intelligence. I just think on a different level than most other people.


Don't do this.

Most people think on a different level than other people. You are not special. Your abilities are determined by your performance at tasks. Potential is worthless. I've been there and I know people who've been there. By saying you aren't doing well because you aren't interested you're making an excuse. It doesn't help you. It doesn't help others. At most, it makes people think you don't care, irrespective of whether or not you do. If you think you're too good at something, you can always make it more difficult. Try speedrunning, or starting from scratch every time you fail. You can time yourself, or take data on how well you're doing and try to improve every time you attempt something. In general, you're going to run out of novel material faster than you're going to gain skill at doing things associated with that material. Practice is required for skill. The amount of practice is variable, but if you want to do something, at some point you have to start doing things. Learn to not mind the dull stuff. Think of it as meditation practice or something. You might be the smartest person on the planet, but that trait, by itself, is borderline useless, so don't try to use it as a psychological crutch.
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This happens to me every final/midterm season, and I usually just go into a "tunnel vision mode" where all I do is focus on the task at hand, and I don't think about anything else. (Nothing like what I'm gonna do tomorrow. and what I'm gonna do if I bomb the test...etc) and I do stuff like, if I finish this question I'll give myself a break sorta thing...
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14383421 wrote:

I ride bikes. I heard New Zealand is beautiful, go out jogging if you don't have a bike. Enjoy life.


There is just a small problem with outdoors activity.

We are coming up into winter weather here in NZ and where I live is prone to drastic changes in weather. It's actually known as the "Windy Capital" for the huge gusts of wind that blow up from the south and right now, we are in the middle of a tropical storm.

Any other place I would go jogging or biking everyday.

But that's not to say that I don't enjoy life. After the stuff that I've gone through I treasure life very greatly. Plus my house is in front of a lush bush.
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Why are you on the internet? To receive help on your problem of not having stimulant? If such is causing you to go through the trouble of coming on to the internet and coming to this site to find out what to do, then that's your stimulant. You have a stimulant, so you should apply it to something else. Do something you don't like, do something you do like, just do something else.
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haokun32 wrote:

This happens to me every final/midterm season, and I usually just go into a "tunnel vision mode" where all I do is focus on the task at hand, and I don't think about anything else. (Nothing like what I'm gonna do tomorrow. and what I'm gonna do if I bomb the test...etc) and I do stuff like, if I finish this question I'll give myself a break sorta thing...


Yeah I get that feeling too. Actually today is my last day of school before going on a 2 week break. That must be the reason for my slump. After going strong for 12 weeks doing schoolwork and waking up earlier and all of a sudden I don't need to do it any more just makes me go "I don't need to do anything anymore, so I'll just do nothing" and that sort of thing.
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