Motivation

Hey guys. I have a depressive disorder, I'm 19 and I go to university. Well I'm transferring unis haha it's quite confusing. I recently got out of the hospital after two suicide attempts. I just wondered what keeps you guys motivated, to do daily tasks or to just live. Sometimes I get sparks of motivation , but they are almost manic and impulsive and I just want to live a better life, I just don't know where to start.

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  • I know your pain I have my good days and my bad days a lot of my anxiety attacks I thought were heart attacks in the beginning because of the physical symptoms I was always having (heart pounding, dizzy, impending doom feeling, breathing difficulty) but after years of having them and talking to doctors and therapists I realize now when I have them they are just anxiety attacks but they can be very scary for sure if you don't know what it is in the beginning. I hate taking RX meds too so it's a double edge sword, I feel like I trade one problem for another when I take the pills the doctors give me and all the side effects that come with them. To be honest I have been using medical marijuana for the last few years and I feel it really helps me and doesn't have near as many bad side effects. I know it might sound crazy but look into it and try a sativa strain it really helps with mood, anxiety and depression. But use a low does if you never tried it before

  • You must be lucky to have medical marijuana available. In Australia we are just getting used to the idea it might be helpful and legalizing it.

  • Yes we are fortunate here in the USA most states are starting to realize how beneficial medical cannabis is and are changing there laws regarding its use, right now 29 states plus D.C. have legalized it with more on the way. I hope one day you will be able to try it because it's very effective option that's safe, non addictive and a great natural medicine. Here is a link to the states that have access t

  • To it if you ever move here or visit. medicalmarijuana.procon.org...

  • Hi Surayah_x ,

    Here is the list to quirky blog for getting the day started.

    themighty.com/2017/05/one-h...

    Once I have achieved this, I check a printed schedule for all tasks that I have put up on my fridge, yep I have to get out of bed to see it.

    My schedule has 24 hours broken up into one hour blocks. Sleep, personal care, 3 meals a day and 2 small snacks plus one activity item (usually walking) are written as daily non-negotiables for me. If I am up for anything else apart from doctor and psychology appointments, that is a bonus when I am unwell. Otherwise it's off to work or in your case it would be school.

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