I have no motivation, but I still have to get things done, just like everyone else. However, getting things done without motivation is not easy. I find that my motivation (there is no motivation) is paired with the other Depression symptoms pretty much glue me to the couch. And while there seems to be a lot of acknowledgment of a lack of motivation and other similar concepts such as abolition and abolition in mental illness, there seem to be precious few solutions. But, since stimulation has been my condition for many years of my life, I had to come up with it confrontation techniques. Here is one about how planning can thwart a lack of motivation.
Definitions of “No Motivation”
Like I said, a lack of motivation, also known as motivation, appears in the mental illness literature to some extent. Lack of motivation is common in people with depressive disorders but also in people with schizophrenia. However, similar concepts are also identified in schizophrenia. These concepts include avolition and abulia.
- Avoluition is id k “Lack of interest in or participation in goal-directed behavior.”
- Apulia (also known as Apulia) known as Lack of will, motivation, or initiative for action, speech, and thought.
These two things are a little different and admittedly they do exist in schizophrenia and others brain diseases (Although there seems to be very little reference to these things in depression and, to a lesser extent, bipolar disorder.) For me, they are simply part of a lack of motivation. Because, after all, does it really matter if you have no interest versus no desire to do anything? Both of these things lead to you simply I don’t do anything. For the rest of this article, I’ll simply talk about motivation and motivation (or lack of motivation).
No motivation and getting things done – the power of plans
I’ve found that one way to get things done without motivation is to make strict plans. This has its positive and negative sides, of course, as There is no perfect coping skillbut I find that it can be useful at least part of the time.
that’s what I mean. When I wake up in the morning, I create plans (often accompanied by a schedule) first thing in the morning. I realize that doesn’t make me unique. what I think he is Unique is how much I plan and how strict I stick to my plans (See here to learn how to create rules It can also help with a lack of motivation).
Example of a “Don’t Motivate, Do Things” Plan
The first thing I do is think about when I will be practical (eg, has spoons) Then decide what I need to do at that time. For me, I have a precious few productive hours in the day, and those hours come in the morning. So, for example, my plan for today looks like this:
- Get up, make coffee, and feed the cats.
- When I have some coffee inside me, take the compost and recycle it downstairs. (This is something I find very difficult and something I don’t really like to do, so I get rid of it first when I have the most energy.)
- Drink the rest of my coffee.
- Working on an article for to flee.
- At 7:00 a.m., do social media tasks.
- Complete the article for to flee.
- Take the cat to the vet at 8:30.
- Have an online meeting at 10:00
- Finish the podcast transcript.
- Lie down and rest. (I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This fatigue He takes over my plans every day at multiple points.)
- Get up and make the meringue (I’ve been trying to do this for days. I keep planning but skip it because I’m so exhausted, which is the least important thing).
- I shower and wash my hair.
- Make sure to prepare everything for Tomorrow’s podcast episode.
- Cook for dinner.
- Lie down again. (I will be exhausted after cooking and eating.)
- Clean the cat box.
I realize this may sound like micromanagement, and while it is, it’s also the only way to get anything done. Only if it’s part of the plan do I actually do it. Usually things are sacrificed out of the plan.
Why does my ‘do not motivate’ plan work
Keep in mind that I don’t want to do almost any of these things. I have no motivation to do these things. What I do is make a plan and then force myself to stick to it. It’s not about motivation. It is about follow up. It’s about self-flagellation, basically; If I don’t (here’s why It is very important to be hard on myself). Making a plan is like creating and signing a contract that says I’m going to do something. I have to fulfill the contract, period.
The difference between this and your normal brain is that your normal brain thinks about things during the day and only does them. They want to do things, so they get done. They are motivated to do things (even if they don’t Wants to do them, per se), until these things get done. While anyone may create a loose plan or Objectives For today, they tend not to do it in such detail and force themselves to stick to it no matter what.
I have to duty I will stick to it no matter what. I don’t think about what I want to do next. I avoid making a decision. I do not deviate from my plan. I don’t wait for motivation. If you wait for impulse, things will never happen.
The downside of plans to get things done despite the lack of motivation
Yes, this is rigid. I know. Solidity means that when for some reason I can’t follow a plan (like someone canceling for me, for example), I really tend not to like it. I realize that this is not the correct thing. There has to be some sort of balance, and plans need to change sometimes. and I know that.
Here’s the thing, I’m willing to accept rigidity as it allows me to work. I accept that because it allows me to get the stinky manure out of my apartment. I accept it because it allows me to earn a living and pay the mortgage. People always ask me how to do what I’m doing when I’m so sick – well, that is. It’s not fun, but it works for me.
Keep in mind, I’m not suggesting everyone should follow my way of getting things done in the face of emotion. People need coping skills that work for them, and this may not be one of them for any particular person. Good. But this is the way I Do things. This is how I get things done. Take any piece that you think will work for you.