Does your motivational drive suffer from having chronic pain?

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?

Can your positive attitude help you achieve lifestyle goals with chronic illness?

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?

Depression: the listless stagnant ball of motivationless goo.

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.

That motivation thing, lack of and what to do about it.

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.