Does it seem like you lack the oomph to achieve long-term goals? You have motivation... just maybe not consistently or for the long haul. Aside from the obvious reasons of the pain and fatigue, the lack of motivation with chronic pain has neurological reasons, even when the pain is Managed. So even when pain is … Continue reading Does your motivational drive suffer from having chronic pain?
A positive attitude does not necessarily mean positive thinking, although that can be a factor. More, a positive attitude suggests a mental attitude can see the good things in your life and your accomplishments, instead of focusing on the the negative aspects and the failures. It is a mindset can help you see and pursue … Continue reading Can your positive attitude help you achieve lifestyle goals with chronic illness?
Sometimes we feel not very productive and we lack motivation. Lack of motivation can hit because we are not able to function well or do much. And things feel stagnant. And like everything just takes too much energy. So there are tips I picked up for this due to depression. Get dressed in the morning … Continue reading Chronic illness: Productivity and motivation hacks
Chronic illness comes with fatigue more often than not. And we don't feel well with various symptoms. We are tired. We are sick. It is easy to get into a slump mentally and emotionally. And then the motivation to do anything at all equally slumps. I am in that slump right now. I am exhausted. … Continue reading Motivational slump
Depression is many things. Currently, for me, it is not suicidal despair due to the medication that enables me to at least temper suicidal ideation. Doesn't mean it isn't still present. And it is, in its motivation-sapping fatigue and listless suck hole of doubt and guilt. Imagine you are walking along and you are going … Continue reading Depression: the listless stagnant ball of motivationless goo.
Do you ever wonder with chronic pain where your motivation goes? Why accomplishments just seem... meaningless? One does tend to blame the pain itself. Like it sucks the life out of everything but there was a study done that suggests otherwise. A series of experiments in mice by Malenka and his colleagues, described in a … Continue reading That motivation thing, lack of and what to do about it.