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whyunoletmepost t1_j17lolq wrote

I pick lack of interest, now what?


Earthguy69 t1_j185tfl wrote

Now you are cured. If not, just stop procrastinating. It's that simple. If you just stop procrastinating you don't procrastinate anymore.


WorkOnThesisInstead t1_j18drrn wrote

Works with adhd and depression, too!


sharkboy1006 t1_j192gv0 wrote

Just stop having problems bro. Just do it. Nike was right!!!


w_cruice t1_j1az4d9 wrote

Actually some truth to that. Especially if you're afraid of failure. Just get started. It'll work itself out. Unless you've got a hammer and need a screwdriver or something, but if you don't get started you won't know what tool you need anyway, and it won't get done regardless.

Still hard to get unstuck, of course.


Noble18 t1_j18lr5b wrote

Yeah, I don't think lack of interest is a symptom of anxiety.


laffiere t1_j19ptpn wrote

Now you've gotten as far as one tweet of advice can get you.

You gotta find the next tweet that covers what to do in the case of lack of intrest, best of luck to you!


invaderpixel t1_j19o6ks wrote

For lack of interest I find some peppy music or think of something super fun to do after that task is finished. Brian Tracy used to call the unpleasant task "Eat That Frog" and Jessica McAbe from How To ADHD calls it "The Wall of Awful." Doing the worst thing first helps especially if the worst thing is the most important.

I've also had fun doing the "why" of when something needs to get done, like figuring out a rational reason or overplaying how a particular task has a big picture meaning. But if something's truly pointless it's been enough motivation to call someone up and figuring a way around doing it in the first place. This is mainly a work bureaucracy thing and there's definitely some limits to this.


Cadmium_Aloy t1_j1bazg6 wrote

Can I start by asking you a question-

When was the last time you felt truly safe and relaxed? And then for you to ask yourself several questions: where were you at the time, what was it that made you feel safe, were you listening to something in particular? A certain vibe, doing anything?

I still struggle to physically identify symptoms of anxiety, but I recognize them in my behavior now. I didn't realize how "easy" it was to trigger your amygdala into reacting for you, because I was always living in a sort of survival mode. Therapy aside (my therapist taught me how to be curious about myself and how to recognize and deal with trauma responses)- what helped me the most was recognizing you literally can't access the rational part of your brain (prefrontal cortex) when you are upset, but you can train yourself to change your reactions and get to your rational side sooner (this is what mindfulness practice can do).

I love sharing this TikTok, that along with starting to read "Nurturing Our Humanity" by Robert Sapolsky has really helped me understand my own and others' behavior so much more... It's really freeing, in a way! But I think the Trauma healing part is really important if that is something you struggle with. I don't know why I never realized how much my childhood could affect me as an adult.

I don't know if any of this was obvious to you but I've pieced it all slowly together over the last year and a half and it's really helped me feel so much better.


swarthybangaa t1_j19pymg wrote

What about the act and deadline drains your interest? Boredom is the absence of meaning, and if you're not finding meaning in your work, why do it? Possibly because you have to? Why do you have to? Is there something else you 'have to do' that would instead spark interest?

I think that's what's meant from working from there


Pochusaurus t1_j1ba8ss wrote

Mine is fear of incompetence. Am studying a new programming language for work and each lesson I clear takes me closer to being doomed to work with that language