Lack of motivation is a key symptom of depression. Although depression has many causes we can’t control, we can certainly learn to help ourselves.
It’s common to get the nagging feeling that you are not doing enough. Activity is healthy, of course it is. But the obsessive need to win (or to avoid losing) is a different thing, and can lead to prolonged unhappiness.
Excessive worry, in the form of anxiety, is a plague of our times. It has solid evolutionary roots, but we can learn to manage it.
It can be frustrating when you’re not getting enough done. Here are four suggestions for applying some psychology in the quest to be more productive.
Finding the confidence to be authentic is a constant negotiation between your inner self and the outside world, with you as empathic mediator.
We all try to show our ‘good side’ and hide our ‘bad side’. But if we try too hard to ‘hide the unacceptable me’, we can pay a big psychological price in the form of tiredness, anxiety and depression.