What do you do to combat lack of motivation?
Sometimes I tell myself that I can just start something and that I don’t necessarily have to complete it or do it very long. Usually, once I start doing it, it becomes easier. Doing something for even five minutes is better than nothing at all.
Yes. I try motivation but I get distracted.
My therapist and I spoke about this the other day. Avolition is one of my most prominent negatives. He asked what I was doing to lose weight while I bitched about being a fatty. I told him it’s too cold. “Ahhh, so we’re still having some problems getting moving?” “Umm, yeah, it’s hard for me to get engaged.”
Do something that you know is going to change your frame of mind. Mine used to be have a cup of tea. By time I was done a cup or two I couldn’t remember what I was doing and found myself already started. Then once I was already doing it why stop. Bam reverse psychology.
Exercise. You do it cheaply and it only helps. Hard to get started but regular is good.
I’m 50. I moved from a sedatntery lifestyle to being fitter than I was at 30 simply by doing regular exercise. I’ve also started reading everyday.