Depression, Mental Health

Depression- How to deal with lack of motivation and loss of interest

Depression can take a lot out of you. You can lose motivation and even lose interest in things you once loved. Here are some tips to help you feel more motivated and more interested in things:

Have a morning routine
Save things you enjoy for the morning, this will help you get up and ready for the day

Drink caffeine
This will keep your energy up

Do things slowly-one step at a time
For example, turning on the water for the shower

Set a goal
You’re more likely to do it if you prioritize it

Take breaks
Taking breaks can keep you focused on your goal

Just start
Going through the motions will help get you started

Journal about it
This will help you keep track of your progress

Remember the reasons why you liked something
For example, if you loved reading then you could remember how it kept you mentally strong

Notice the small things
Take pride in the small things you accomplish

Talk to someone
Whether it be a therapist, a friend, or a family member, talking about your symptoms can lead to positive outcomes

Have something to take care of
Whether it be a pet or a plant, having something to take care of will help motivate you to get out of bed

Get out in nature
Taking a walk can help re-energize you

 

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