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Motivation?: The first thing I wonder here is: when did you last feel motivated, and how did you lose it? Sometimes depression can cause this, and needs treatment. Sometimes also use of alcohol or drugs like marijuana and others can impact motivation. Have you ever had someone to work with on what you find fulfilling, and the talents you have? Life and business coaches can be helpful. See your doc 1st. ...Read more
Could be any number of reasons. You want to find them. Then you might be able to make a decision. All this without waiting for someone to give you a big box of motivation.
Hiding behind "motivation" is often a great way to avoid dealing with other problems. Maybe you might consider psychotherapy - great way to find out what's going on. ...Read more
My 19 year old daughter is unable to stay focused and study for even a short time and says she lacks motivation?
Mental fog/lack motivation is a constant struggle for me. SSRI do nothig. Cymbalta (duloxetine) works, but=bad side effect. Normal labs. 90/60 bp. Any suggestions?
I have been diagnosed with male hypogonadism by some Drs. My sister has a cushingoid appearance. Lack motivation + rapid weight gain. What could it be?
She needs to see doc: Just b/c you have hypogonadism doesn't mean that her hormonal health is necessarily correlated w/yours, although we try to take an extensive Family History looking for conditions that tend to run in the family. However, hypogonadism isn't one of them. OTOH Cushingoid appearance w/lack of motivation plus weight gain need to be evaluated by family doc & referred to Endocrinologist as appropriate. ...Read more
Depression common: You should call your family physician and get a full, thorough evaluation. You may be suffering from a clinical depression, or a more general medical illness, such as anemia, low thyroid, diabetes, or several other common ailments. Most of them are readily treatable, and you can be fully well. ...Read more
Lack of motivation: We appreciate your question, but you've supplied no info about yourself. Investigating causes of lack of motivation requires an in-person evaluation with your physician. Depression is a frequent cause in many people. Also if using marijuana, alcohol, or other substances, you could stop and see how you respond. ...Read more
Lack of Motivation: Is absence or deficiency in interest, desire & driving force. Some reasons for lack of motivation are lack of faith in one's abilities, low self-esteem, fear of failure, laziness, procrastination, nervous, lack of time, lack of incentives. ...Read more
Help. Your dr can assess
for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. ...Read more
Vague question: You have not provided enough information to give a meaningful answer. Menstruation is not a disease; presumably something is concerning you, but you don't say what. Lack of motivation suggests depression, but without more info, it is hard to offer advice beyond the generic recommendation to see a mental health professional. Maybe you lacked the motivation to write a more informative question? ...Read more
Get help: You'll learn better and faster how to deal with specific stresses if you find people to help you who know it themselves. Same with disorganization. Organization is about using systems. Find someone with systems and let them teach you. As to motivation, that's about desire and fear. Figure out what you do and don't want, when it comes to running your life, and you may find the motivation you ne. ...Read more
Stress: I would say different stressors are experienced by different people; there is no one single answer to this. I would say find a reputable psychotherapist to consult with about what bothers you. There is no shame in doing this, and seeking therapy does not mean you're "crazy" or any other such judgmental, pejorative term. ...Read more
Lack of motivation is depressing me. I have no energy. What do you suggest to get out of this slump?
Encourage you: To see your doctor to determine if there is a medical cause for your symptoms. If you get a clean bill of health - consider working with a good therapist to help you dig out of this slump. If you do have a medical issue - it should be corrected. If you have clinical depression that is often addressed with antidpressant medication. Take care. ...Read more
Is there usually a psychological, mental or societal reason behind laziness and lack of motivation to work? Or is laziness for just no reason at all
Which is it?: There is a difference between laziness and lack of motivation. Lack of motivation can be due to the wrong job or an environment where one is not encouraged or challenged enough and if the underlying factors are addressed can lead to increased motivation. Laziness will not improve even in the most ideal circumstances if the individual chooses to be lazy. ...Read more