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Reece Barker
Reece Barker

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Lack of Motivation

I don't know about you but I sure lack motivation to work on projects and just get out of bed sometimes, most of us struggle with anxiety, depression and even acute mental disorders, but the one thing that seems to keep us going is a reconnection with the world around us, I want to tell you all a little story of how I found my motivation back.

And by "little story" I really mean it, I didn't really know it at the time I was just living life as I usually did and then it hit me, the depression and lack of motivation to even get on the computer, being stuck in a cycle of wake up, watch tv, eat and sleep. I found myself stuck in a hole that at the time to be honest I didn't really care if I came out of that hole or not, however, what changed after the months of depression and anxiety to even leave the house, was a trip I took back home, you see I live in Germany, quite far away from my home in England, and this trip back home did something that changed my whole life that I had been living for months and it opened my eyes and I found new and old passions for things I love and hate, I found new and exciting things to do and I managed to change my life for better.

I know many people out there suffer in even worse conditions maybe even in the same conditions as I did, and my point here is that not everyone is living their lives without anxiety and depression, everyone and I mean EVERYONE, is just as troubled as you.

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valbuena

feels like we were on the same boat. a few days ago i replied to a post asking "What was your win this YEAR?" and somehow i feel my answer is related to your story.

dev.to/devteam/what-was-your-win-t...

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Reece Barker Author

I have to say it is great to see others not afraid to share their struggles.

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Reece Barker Author

I am 16 year old, however, my picture is an old one from when I was around 13 or 14 (school photo) but sometimes I feel some of these life struggles are prevelant in young individuals not just those with experience, and I think many young individuals would say having a "fulfilling" social life can be subjective I know for a fact that so many of people like me living in this day in age would say having a social life isn't what it used to be.

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Audrius Masiulionis

Hi,

During the pandemic, a lot of people are facing the same issues. We spent most of the time isolated at home and sedentary.
My tips to avoid working out through these emotions:

  • Talk to your friends/family who will listen and support you.
  • Get some exercise. It will boost your endorphins. And it's a perfect time to get fit.
  • Get some rest. Working and studying a lot can cause burnout which symptoms are that you mentioned.

Hope you will feel better!

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Andy Piper • Edited on

Thank you for sharing, Reece. I'm glad you've found those new and exciting things, and I hope you have a great 2022 exploring them.

I've struggled with mental health issues for much of my life and career, and it's ok to not be ok, sometimes. I'm really grateful that you chose to write about it, and I'm looking forward to hearing what you work on, build, or do, in the future!

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Sarah Qym

Thank you for sharing this. I struggle with mental health and just staying motivated to work in general, so it helps to know that I'm not alone.

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Mayank Vikash

Well, thanks buddy! Reading it was worth of time.

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valbuena

what happened? lack of motivation? xD