I feel like crap and want to do my hobbies. I’m trying to do this instead of being sad all day staring at nothing. Any y’all have motivation issues?
Yes i have bad motivation, i stay in bed a lot
I make commitments that I have to keep and they help me get things done.
I just maintain i do some exercise 3 days in week for pilates and nothing else i jave bad motivation every day
because of the side effects of risperdal, I just laid in bed all day and night not changing clothes but taking rag baths every couple days…ate at Sonic and lived with my mom for half the week every month. I was without hope…you need hope to get motivated…find little hopes and then they snowball into big Hope. You can do it…I am so proud that you aren’t so haunted anymore. good job.
Maybe make it so you reward yourself with something once the tasks are complete. For example if things need doing, and i feel like a snack or a vape or something, I’ll only allow myself to have that snack or vape or whatever else after ive done what needed doing. We sz people lack a lot of dopamine in our brains. Dopamine is the reward chemical that can make you feel good. So instead of that, having an actual reward for our efforts might help. Anyway sorry if you already knew all this. Good luck.
Same thing @roxana. I spend a little time writing and more time listening to music but all that gets repetitive. Schizophrenia seems to go hand in hand with low motivation.
I hear that our meds do not cause amotivation.
Anyway, I’m sza and I struggle with amotivation all the time. I procrastinate for weeks on doing my dishes, for months on doing my laundry and on cleaning my apartment, for days on bathing, etc…
It’s a constant battle.
I am not depressed in the least. I am very content and happy.
I have more motivation off meds
It would make sense since our meds lower dopamine.
Hobbies today as I have inspirations. Sunshine and vitamin d. I’m sure motivation will die and come back.