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One of the key features of depression is the lack of motivation to do things that you know you should really do. Depression is a vicious cycle. It includes avoidance, isolation, self-criticism, perfectionism, and hopelessness.
We can add lack of motivation to this vicious cycle because when you lack motivation, you end up not doing the things that you need to do to build self-esteem, to overcome avoidance, to build your support network so that you don't fall into a rabbit hole of hopelessness.
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Here's some techniques that you can start using to turn your motivation on its head:
People who are depressed often don't feel motivated to do what they should. But a lack of motivation need not prevent positive action.
A commitment to one's values and goals can help drive action even when motivation is lacking.
Taking action can itself increase motivation, and self-r...
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Lack of proper sleep, rumination, poor hydration, lack of exercise, overconsumption of carbohydrates or stimulants, all will leave you demotivated and decrease your self-esteem, leading to depression. Which restarts the vicious cycle of negative thoughts and negative energy levels.
Understanding the key components of internal motivation is a good step to find the source of your procrastination.
A study showed that participants with higher self-esteem and a higher resistance to peer pressure tended to show lower levels of procrastination. The finding suggests ...
It can paralyze you from taking action because you become so afraid of not living up to some standard. And so you procrastinate and you do not get the results you want. This will make your self-esteem sink.
How can you overcome perfectionism?
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