Ive been active on this forum in the past and come here when I’m going through hard times. This is one of those times.
My question for you guys is do you know of any supplements to increase motivation or improve negative symptoms? As well as wondering how many of you struggle with motivation and drive.
I need all the help I can get, because I’m at the point in my life I need to find a career and stick with it and I can’t do that with how my motivation is now.
I used coffee and modafinil. Nicotine could help too (gum/patches).
As for psychologically? I’d say set goal. Break them into smaller goals. And try to envision the steps. Then just make sure you are tackling these steps simultaneously before you arrive to the final goal. Eg a qualification perhaps.
It’s hard and it really is but good, consistent exercise has been great for me. It took a long time to get going and just started with a simple goal and a fitness tracker. I now jog and cycle and am fitter at 50 than I was at 30. I also sleep 8 hours a day down from 10 which always was a problem when I worked.
There is sarcosine, you should also try to establish a routine so that doing things will become natural.
inertia. things that tend to stay in motion stay in motion, I guess.
Just out of curiosity what was your job. The main thing I want from life is to be able to support my family one day and its always good to hear what others going through this illness do for work
Thanks everyone so far for your replies it really means alot
I did really well with mundane work. My mind could wander and I had a pretty good motor. I did well in retail too but warehousing and forklift driving was good work. Plenty of it in the logistics train. It’s simple and repetitive and might be a bit physical but it pays well when you get shift work and stuff.
I’m not doing nothing although I’m on a disability pension. I volunteer at my cricket club so I do a lot of physical things as well as mowing etc. I could turn that into a career but I’m 50 and I don’t want to work again. I’m happy with my lot.
i work at a library. it sometimes does get monotonous but then i just stop and read a little.
the pay is low but it is rewarding emotionally.
Coffee and cigarettes my friend.
Nothing beats the basics.
A word of warning about cigarettes. When they did a Lung cancer screening on me in 2017, they found I had emphysema. My grandmother died of it. I still came down with it even though I quit smoking after 35 years of it. They are going to do another lung cancer screening on me if I let them. I guess they would be able to see if my emphysema has gotten any worse. My doctor is going to call me on 1/11/2021, and I have to decide by then.
vitamin D might help you out as a natural anti-depressant.
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