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Help with motivation

cosmicflow

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So i posted a thread in (school and work )section called (not motivated) about not being able to study in the period of exams ,well i end up failing obviously and am very disappointed at myself but i still have another chance to repeat them in about a week but i still can't study at all ,the only time that i actually studied (all day )is when my dad come and visite me for a couple of days ( i live alone ) i tried everything but nothing works . i think i have probably anxiety and depression, do u think i should see a shrink ? Or there are other solutions
 

Serac

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As mentioned last time, I would guess that the exam period overwhelms you emotionally. It would be a typical case of over-stimulation – a stimulus like an approaching exam generates a stress response which excites you and makes you even more focused, but if it becomes too much of a stimulus it turns into anxiety. In that sense, I wouldn't call it depression, because that would be a general state independent of the exam. As you said yourself, you get this problem every time exams are approaching.

I've never been to a shrink so I cannot speak for its utility. The solution I would propose is to find other people to study with. That makes you much more comfortable emotionally because you'll see that other people are in the same situation, and it makes studying easier in general.
 
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meditation can work.

If you have something you like to do and concentrate on you can learn to be in that state well doing activities you have no motivation for.

Transforming your motivation from liked activities to activities you have not the motivation for by focused meditation.

Energy is also a component where being tired does not help. No motivation means no energy, that is what is in need of fixing. My brain can get stuck just because energy does not move through the right brain pathways.
 
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