# Not motivated

#### cosmicflow

##### Intp female
I have exams but am not motivated at all ,its like i don't care i always have this problem when exams get close , i study in the whole time but the month befor exams i stopped studying and lost all the motivation and screwd everything i worked for and get bad grades or fail .i really need help its like am a robot not feeling anything not even scared of failure. Am desperately need help

All i do is binge watching tv ,eating and internet non stop

#### Serac

##### A menacing post slithers
It is an unusual case that you lose motivation when the exams are approaching, because usually, the proximity of exams is a stimulus that does the opposite. Could it be that you actually don't lose motivation but rather get anxious about the exams and choose to escape into various garbage stimuli to cope?

#### QuickTwist

##### Spiritual "Woo"
Could be burn out?

#### peoplesuck

##### doesnt approve of your life choices
I have struggled with this, I suppose it is stress induced depression.

#### redbaron

##### ok
Stop watching TV and block yourself from your top5 internet sites.

#### onesteptwostep

##### Think.. Be... ..buzz buzz :)
Dude what have you been watching let's share lists.

#### baccheion

##### Active Member
Selegiline, uridine monophosphate, acetyl L-carnitine, beta-alanine, etc. Brainwave entrainment audio.

#### cosmicflow

##### Intp female
It is an unusual case that you lose motivation when the exams are approaching, because usually, the proximity of exams is a stimulus that does the opposite. Could it be that you actually don't lose motivation but rather get anxious about the exams and choose to escape into various garbage stimuli to cope?
When am anxious i usually study but now i feel nothing and i don't care about anything last years it used to last a couple of days and then am normal again but now its been more than a month and also last year the same thing happened and i almost failed the semester

#### cosmicflow

##### Intp female
I have struggled with this, I suppose it is stress induced depression.
And what did u do about that?

#### cosmicflow

##### Intp female
Dude what have you been watching let's share lists.
Just crap movies . and am a girl

#### Serac

##### A menacing post slithers
When am anxious i usually study but now i feel nothing and i don't care about anything last years it used to last a couple of days and then am normal again but now its been more than a month and also last year the same thing happened and i almost failed the semester
What do you think the cause is? Is it that you get tired of the subject itself or is it some other factor like anxiety etc? What do you study btw

#### cosmicflow

##### Intp female
What do you think the cause is? Is it that you get tired of the subject itself or is it some other factor like anxiety etc? What do you study btw
I study physics it's not that i get tired of the subject . i may have anxiety and depression that caused being apathetic am not sure but i need at least a temporary solution so that i can study for exams

#### peoplesuck

##### doesnt approve of your life choices
And what did u do about that?
Typically I just get very depressed, consider killing myself, sleep much more than I need, but eventually life becomes bearable again. It usually only brings my grades down about 10% which isnt too bad, I have been blessed with a brilliant memory so school isnt too hard. Make use of your non- apathetic periods to compensate for them.

Also, there is this thing called a productivity matrix, if you look it up it may help. Essentially, if you are extremely busy and productive all the time, you will crash and binge on things that feel good and require no effort. I struggle with this too.

#### Serac

##### A menacing post slithers
I study physics it's not that i get tired of the subject . i may have anxiety and depression that caused being apathetic am not sure but i need at least a temporary solution so that i can study for exams
Take a few days off during which you don't think about studies and minimize your intake of trash stimulus, and then go back to studies.

#### gps

##### INTP 5w4 Iconoclast
i really need help its like am a robot not feeling anything not even scared of failure.
Sounds like a floating ground problem.
In classical mechanics you need to pick an inertial frame which acts as a datum.
In mathematics perfect Zen zero is used as a datum, a reference, a ground off which all values on a number line are leveraged.
In electronics and electrical engineering one needs ground/earth to complete a circuit ... to ALLOW (e)motivated flow. (aside: yes. motor', motion, and (e)motion are all variations of the same suchness.)

The human individual IS a teleological, goal-directed organism; one can get it to seek nothing as per nihilism and it will start spiralling down the toilet bowl steering towards The Great No-Thing.

If one doesn't GROUND one's goals said pro forma goals are experienced-as -- by way of qualia -- contrived, airy fairy, artificial ... not MY goals.

So ... by way of covering the spectrum associated with test results:
what if you don't take the test?
What if you are given a failing grade?
What-if ... D, C, B, A, A+?

What if the decidedly academic and contrived bullshit of grades, class ranking, and how they contribute to GPA were displaced for motivational purposes and YOU were to -- as you study -- imagine Real World applications of what you study as you study?

There is a name for people who do this NATURALLY; they are called E N G I N E E R S and/or applied' physicists.

If physics and it's hand maiden mathematics' are just ungrounded abstractions for YOUR cognito-emotive Processes to attempt to wrap said mind' around .... well ... you've already reported the symptoms.

Real scientists' -- those who apply empiricism towards crafting personally-conducted experiments -- APPLY physics' and mathematics' towards experiment design, experiment execution, and reporting and speculating on the practical results of the findings of their experiments.
Engineers also APPLY physics' and mathematics' towards practical ends.

If you find yourself lacking in motivation you might have a floating ground ... you might operationally-BE lacking something or other which finds you experiencing Skin in The Game.