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blackbird
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you know, when I thought of the title for this thread, I had a certain 3EB song swim in my head...anyway...

I've felt very unmotivated lately to do my normal daily activities. I'm in summer school right now and this week I just really don't feel like putting any effort into it which is bad since it IS summer school and will be over soon. I don't really feel like calling people back or even sending out my resume to find another job (I haven't worked since February). Any advice on what I can do to get out of this funk? I was doing so well on getting everything done this year and now I almost have this feeling that I just don't want to do anything anymore.

*I have to add this: I'm also rather bitchy to some people for no reason like my parents. Sometimes they just want to talk to me and be friendly, but I just feel like being alone so I snap at them a bit. I'm exhausted and tired. I have no idea why I'm feeling like this either. Is it normal to EVER be in this kind of state?*

I just got back from a perfect mini-vacation..would that have anything to do with it?

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[This message has been edited by blackbird (edited 07-25-2001).]


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Hey, Blackbird. I can totally relate! I go through states like your going through right now. I couldn't tell if you're female or male, but if you're a woman it could just be your monthly cycle. I often get bitchy when I'm on the rag. PMS big time baby!

Also, I can just take a guess that you're probably worn out! You said you've spent the whole year making sure everything's done, and that's got to be exhausting. Sometimes you just need a break. And you could still be in the habit of not doing much on your vacation. It's totally normal to feel lazy sometimes... It could be a sign that your body needs a break. Go to the pool and lay out, or read a good book. Then try to get your stuff done. And as for the bitchiness, we all get snippy and iritated every once in a while. I find that just spending some time to myself calms me down.

So just give yourself some down time; give into the laziness. And save your energy for school. I hope I helped a little. Good luck with everything .

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Thanks. Yeah, I'm a girl. I'm on Ortho Novum though so I don't get PMS symptoms. I've had them once way before I ever started taking birth control pills and that was a bit of hell. That's more because I really really really hate that wonderful bonus of being female.

Well I have a couple of more weeks of summer school left and then I don't have any school at all for at least a couple of weeks. I just want to be able to make it to then. I was doing so well in my class that I thought I'd be able to bring my grade up into the A- range, but now I'm thinking that I won't be able to because I haven't even really gotten my homework done, much less any of it on time.

When I was laid off from my job in February, everyone said that I could finally take a vacation, but instead I dived into taking a bunch of online courses to which I've completed something like 9 of them in a matter of months. At the start of this summer class, I was doing rather well..and here it is, the 5th week and I'm about to pass out. I hate having to get up in the morning for it, I notice myself starting to show up a few minutes late and not even caring about it, and then when I get home...I don't want to do ANYTHING..even stuff that I need to get done. It's odd because I've never really felt so helpless in my life.


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You sound like what i feel like when i'm exausted. Sometimes i need to just go through a stupid annouying deppression in order to really focus and connect with myself and my goals. The deppression usually ends up with a little vacation which isn't like a trip with florida but just a withdrawl from the world, it starts in a dark hole, and slowly th ehole gets lighter and lighter and i slowly start realizing how good everything is and really figuring out what i really want and stuff. I guess it sounds like a terrible way to make things better but you know, two steps back and one step forward.
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blackbird
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Thanks. Yeah, I'm starting to feel a little bit better right now. I think hopefully I should be fine in like a couple of weeks when my summer class is over and some other things get sorted out.
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