Chronic illness: Productivity and motivation hacks

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

Motivational slump

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: 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.

Slippery slope of depression

Depression, boredom and distraction.

Boredom Can Be Dangerous for Mental Illness Believe me, I’ve been there, and I’m all too familiar with the fact that doing nothing can lead to feeling stir-crazy. While relaxation is essential, it’s also important to feel accomplished. Just don’t overload yourself when you finally get going. It takes a delicate balance to keep from being overwhelmed. I was … Continue reading Depression, boredom and distraction.