When we project, we push the responsibility for our being onto someone else. We do it to avoid suffering. But, in fact, we end up losing touch with reality, and creating more suffering.
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.
There are good reasons not to share how we feel. But, if we learn to do so, we can be surprised by the relief it can bring.
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.
When we feel the pressure of time, we have more than one option.