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Demotivation - How Do You Deal With It?
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Posted 4/16/14 , edited 4/16/14

minatothegreatjiraiya wrote:

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.


Not really. I was more curious about what other people do when they're in this sort of slump. It was more a kind of momentary lapse of "I want to do something but I don't want to do anything" kind of thing.
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minatothegreatjiraiya wrote:

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.


Not really. I was more curious about what other people do when they're in this sort of slump. It was more a kind of momentary lapse of "I want to do something but I don't want to do anything" kind of thing.


Well then, you should try to take that curiosity and reapply it.
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sleep or eat really. if I'm home I'll play video games, eat, shower, then go to bed.

sadly this is what I do when I get home from doing an 11 hour shift...I don't think I have a life anymore....
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Posted 4/17/14
How do you deal with not doing anything? Do something.
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Just sit and watch the clock tick.
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Posted 4/18/14 , edited 4/18/14

AvidReader110 wrote:

It's not that I don't enjoy doing anything more the fact that I cannot find any stimulation in anything I do.

For me, I will enjoy the hell out of anything that can get me thinking or give me some form of entertainment. But if I find it boring or tedious I just can't seem to enjoy it. That was part of the reason why I dropped out of school last year (although I'm back in right now and in a different school).

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



Yah, I'm the same way. I don't know what to say since I am also bored and listless right now. Everything is only interesting in a theoretical kind of way, so I don't actually read or watch any of it. When I lose interest like this I usually just change direction. If I get bored with reading or watching something, I learn something practical like baking something really complicated, or I just clean the entire house. In school I had to trick myself into continuing to study by constantly devising new study methods, because I get bored almost instantly. I was still a little bored, but I managed. Just like it's possible to get bored with a specific topic, I think it is also possible to get bored with a method of doing something.

But boring stuff is not enjoyable. It's a huge problem for people with gifted intelligence. Most things in the world are not geared toward such an audience. That would be stupid because it's a pretty small group. Because of this, you have to figure out how to make things interesting on your own, which is pretty annoying. Being really smart is not an automatic ticket to awesome. It can be a ticket to frustration. Still, if you ignore the stuff you find boring for a few months, you'll probably find them interesting again for a little while.
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Try to work with self-fulfilling prophecies then, they're scarily effective. For example, the fact that you associate technical intelligence with boredom and believe yourself to be such a person means you would subconsciously expect yourself to be bored, thus, making yourself way more bored than if you didn't possess such beliefs. It's not unheard of for people to imitate such behavior and end up doing pretty much the same thing. Blaming such a thing for boredom would only reinforce the issue.
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I'm like this constantly. Doing pretty much anything feels like a slog, even stuff thats supposed to be relaxing and enjoying like watching anime or playing games. I tend to just sit on my butt all day and watch LPs or browse forums and turn my mind off
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