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Motivation by Shitting Muckleham - Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:49:02 EST ID:jco0cg/A No.519166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How do you motivate yourself to get out of a depression?

When you don't have the energy or discipline to do anything, when you feel completely empty and numb.. what do you say or do that gives you that tiny bit of hope and motivation to give life another go?

Thanks
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Thomas Bardforth - Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:40:32 EST ID:UrQwPY3E No.519169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>519166
I used to go out on long walks. I also stopped masturbating alltogether last time I was depressed and that sort of forced me to do things somehow. Now I'm doing so many things I don't have time to think about how depressed I am, which I guess is sort of the same thing as not being depressed.
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Angus Bapperwid - Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:23:50 EST ID:YNGpzoOy No.519173 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just wait until I have literally no resources and go into panic mode and everything sort of fixes itself until I have a nice comfortable bank balance and can get depressed again.

Circle of life man.
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Frederick Cablingdale - Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:30:16 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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George Crebberspear - Tue, 03 Oct 2017 22:52:02 EST ID:9c/kQJ2t No.519179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>519166
Yeah I'm kinda stuck here too. Having amazing insightful moments on acid doesn't seem to be helping either. When I'm sober I'm back to having zero drive.

>>519173
It comes in cycles for me too. The issue is I always fall off the wagon, and every time I do the good portions of the cycle get shorter and the depressed portions get longer and more difficult to climb out of.

I fear one day I will kill myself. Not anytime soon... But if I can't change this cycle...
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Molly Smallfuck - Wed, 04 Oct 2017 03:08:08 EST ID:TQeGA7XC No.519181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>519166

Watch anime and read comic books. Cheesy ones with messages about believing in yourself and trying to be a better person. Some good old fashioned characters with clear positive morality are good for the soul, have a guilty pleasure. It's possible to get hyped from the simplicity.
You're already empty, so it's not like you're above trying it.
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Phineas Gonkinman - Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:59:26 EST ID:1kbRpa3f No.519193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You know what sucks, I got over my depression of not having a gf by taking up hobbies (learning a new language, working out, skateboarding, cycling, karate, magic the gathering, ect...). I was oozing with confidence and soo stress free which helped me attract a gf. Now that I have a gf im spending all my spare time with her and I dont have time for any of that stuff anymore and its really pissing me off.

Life sucks OP, that is all.
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Doris Turveycocke - Wed, 04 Oct 2017 20:52:55 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519198 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>519166
>>519179
>>519193
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9AbeALNVkk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8-tXG8KrWs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Lvv1f5Qu4

It's gonna be alright, fellas...
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Oliver Bipperlot - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:16:50 EST ID:GHzh7vt/ No.519225 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, I tell myself that I love who I am, and I really mean it, and then I think about all the things I've done that are good (few and small as they may be), and then I think about how much more I still have to learn. I don't know everything. Since I don't know everything, it's reasonable to assume there are things that I can't predict. Since there are things I can't predict, it's possible that something good could happen that I can't predict. This is a very broad statement. There are good things about me that I don't realize, there are good things about others that I don't realize, there are good things about the world that I don't realize, and there are good things about the future that I don't realize. Therefore I have faith in the possibility of goodness, even in the face of despair and apparent hopelessness.

Depression has brought me along some strange paths toward coping, mostly alone. It's made me think so damn deeply, pretty much all the time. I've read and thought many things that I don't think I ever would have, had I been "normal." Therefore it's possible that this depression, having lasted me more than half my young life now, will eventually lead me to a place where I'm free of it, and where I can see that there was meaning, that there is meaning, right now. Even though I'm alone, even though I feel trapped, even though I can't entirely believe my own suggestions. In any case I have this stubbornness that I think a lot of depressed people may have, where I sometimes face my depression with sheer force of will to maintain some semblance of positivity, annihilating any contrary thought or belief.

Honestly, I'm probably addicted to it. I feel like Don Quixote charging at windmills. But I'll fucking slay them!
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Ian Chidgeseck - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 18:49:01 EST ID:zbKXnohS No.519229 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>519198
Nope, because I'll still have to face me at the end of it. I have to face myself slowly eroding while everyone else around me grows. Then, they will treat me like a leper for the rest of my life until I inevitably take my fate into my own hands. All the while the fluttering echoes of the peanut gallery spout worthless ""suggestions"" they regurgitated off the Mayo Clinic website - as if I couldn't Google every treatment center in the fucking metro area. The barefaced cheek to assume I haven't done every last thing in my power to address my condition coupled with the arrogant attitude of the modern internet armchair.

I want to die. You won't even grant me that. None of you ever will.
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 20:05:50 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519230 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>519229
Oh... well nvm then.
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Phyllis Blonderchuck - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 21:00:32 EST ID:Gl/wq+Sz No.519231 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i listen to something on zen or meditation, something that only requires that i listen and keep an open mind. i like Alan Watts, he has a lot of youtube recordings
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 04:16:17 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t1IK_9apWs
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 04:52:55 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519233 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>519229
>my condition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8qJdfSKhpI
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 05:28:46 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519234 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Motivation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lak91EKMnB0
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 05:33:13 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJeA4fpXwM0
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 06:24:16 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>hope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqC2maskGR4
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Archie Wammerpet - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 09:02:38 EST ID:yUhAjzvV No.519238 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just wound up getting so sick of the way things were and the fact I was failing at everything and I'd never even actually legitimately tried before. Any attempts I'd made before to try and get things to change lasted only like a day or two and I only made an effort because I would get swe[t up
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Archie Wammerpet - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 09:31:19 EST ID:yUhAjzvV No.519239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck, my browser fucked up. To finish:

*and I only made an effort because I would get swept up in an ephemeral emotional psuedo-inspired state--the kind that gets you to start tons of projects and feel committed to them but within a day or two or rarely up to 2 weeks, you lose all interest and motivation and totally abandon the projects you started.

I was sick of turning over new leaves and getting really interested in artwork and studying useless shit like pharmacology habitually as an unconscious distraction to avoid the actual problems in my life, being utterly convinced every time that I was really gonna accomplish/complete something for once.

The state my life was/is in was/is fucking pathetic. I was like a domesticated animal suffering from learned helplessness, requiring other's around me that I never appreciated to take care of me like infant. I was an ungrateful, impudent, grotesque man-child unable to appreciate anything I was being given amd taking advantage of. I wasn't comprehending the reality that human beings have had totally dog shit lives that involved a great deal more suffering than I've ever personally dealt with for thousands of years.

Sure, I was aware of that fact, but I hadn't ever digested it and never contemplated it thoughtfully and so I just expected that civilization was at a point in first world countries that the our quality of life should be held to a higher standard and that meant taking for granted all the luxuries western society had to offer (like internet, cell phones, clean water, effective medicine and medical care, etc.). Purposefully choosing to ignore the benefits a society like ours has provided me with meant only seeing and recognizing the negative aspects of it and so I came to resent it and the people comprising it. I mean fuck, seriously, having to go to work all day long and dealing with retarded people's stupid shit is a pretty good deal considering how shitty and difficult life would be if I were to forego all of our society's amenities every fucking day.

After correcting my world outlook, motivation to do things no longer meant having some kind of ephemeral desire or feeling to do something like I was really interested in it or otherwise not hating how fuckin dumb the shit I have to do on a daily basis is (like work night shift at a factory) and being legitimately okay with having to do it. Doing what I have to in order to take care of myself and getting my life in order became instead not something I actually felt motivated or inspired to do, but rather a simple fact of life that I had to accept and the appropriate actions and behaviors must be exhibited in order to sustain myself and to not suffer any more than I actually have to.
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:53:48 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519244 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>519231
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnYDrs2ykcI
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:00:14 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519246 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dL4tZZ-Jq8
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:02:45 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519247 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0b-2Jd7OVI
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:05:57 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519248 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPkJH6BT7dM
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:20:13 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FecP_En5GBY

It's gonna be alright, fellas.
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:40:00 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk2OphAZ8M4

Cheer up.
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Eugene Tillingdock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:40:32 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519251 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>519229
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0h50v7UNJc

You too.
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Priscilla Worthingcocke - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 22:02:11 EST ID:GHzh7vt/ No.519254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>519250
You're a nice person.
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James Hattingcocke - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 22:49:19 EST ID:5qnUGPT0 No.519256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>519254

That's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.
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Priscilla Worthingcocke - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 01:38:13 EST ID:GHzh7vt/ No.519260 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>519256
Aw. Damn.
<3
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Edwin Dishforth - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:59:04 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519262 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>519254
If you say so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izeDRfkyMAQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2ctwxwS0M0
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Edwin Dishforth - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 04:22:11 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519263 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>519260
<3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXm25Lj36OU
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Edwin Dishforth - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:34:30 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519266 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjgPKjQypkU
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Awe' God !!vVWR8L52 - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:43:57 EST ID:hQScIyLB No.519269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>519166
I DON'T need motivation when I have this awesome moment. And if it isn't awesome I can expect whatever i can imagine and i can imagine really nice and even if not I know I can expect at least a bit better than it is.
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Awe' God !!vVWR8L52 - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:49:32 EST ID:hQScIyLB No.519271 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If the brain and belly are burning clean
with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire.
The fog clears, and new energy makes you
run up the steps in front of you.

When you fast, good habits gather like friends who want to help.
Fasting is Solomon’s ring. Don’t give it
to some illusion and lose your power,
but even if you have, if you’ve lost all will and control,
they come back when you fast, like soldiers appearing
out of the ground, pennants flying above them.
A table descends to your tents, spread with other food,
better than the broth of cabbages.
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Edwin Dishforth - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:06:45 EST ID:F6BBbLXR No.519274 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>519271
Hey, all you people that tryin' to sleep
I'm out to make it with my midnight creep, yeah
'cause I'm a back door man, the men don't know
But the little girls understand, alright, yeah...

You men eat your dinner, eat your pork and beans
I eat more chicken, than any man ever seen, yeah, yeah
I'm a back door man, wha... the men don't know
But the little girl understand.
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Graham Worthingbanks - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:52:46 EST ID:GHzh7vt/ No.519281 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>519271
I guess that's what I'm doing right now. Just don't feel much like eating. I mean, I could eat, but I don't want to. It feels like work to eat.

I've never heard of fasting as a way to fix depression. I don't feel any less depressed, having barely eaten anything today. I had a small apple. And a few bites of spaghetti. I'm hungry and apathetic.

I guess I figure it can't hurt. I don't want to eat anyway. When does it kick in? Do I gotta go full Ramadan?
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Isabella Gerryshit - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:52:00 EST ID:Ikm6SAhz No.519289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
For me, it has a lot to do with reaching for old passions, rediscovering things that have always been there. Do you think your depression could be clinical? In that case, possibly only medication could help.
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Priscilla Billingway - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:23:13 EST ID:I86EzXz2 No.519296 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>519256
Hello, Handsome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WED9UNIdZbI
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Jack Sellerwill - Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:51:49 EST ID:SBvY4G5M No.519360 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>519181
I remember feeling a burst of blind motivation after finishing "boys on the run." It dissipated quickly though.


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