How do you motivate yourself to work or study when going through a depressive episode?

How do you motivate yourself to work or study when going through a depressive episode?

I find it increasingly difficult to concentrate when studying or even finding the motivation to sit down and work. When I do manage, sometimes it feels like I'm not taking anything in. Please help.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Maybe try splitting up your work into smaller, manageable chunks and do a bit at a time with regular breaks. I remember I really struggled during my study years. It also helps to let your lecturers know as they can provide some help such as extra time and a lot of colleges have a on site therapist who you can talk to and come up with strategies to help. Hope this helps x

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I like music, When I am super down it's paralysing but with some good music I push the darkness back a little bit.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My boss once told me that work is like a vacation from life. Your one purpose is to do your job and nothing from your actual life can get to you. I know studying is really boring, but try to think of it in that way.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I am still searching for an answer to that. I get so down and I know I have homework assignments to turn in. I usually can just make myself complete them but I often think I am not really absorbing the material and therefore not really learning. I end up going over things three times and rereading chapters. It is really hard but all I know to do is just force myself to do it. Then when I feel better I will often spend free time rereading chapters just to retain them better. Concentration is hard but finding motivation is the worst. I hope you find a way to get things done. If you come up with any other answers I'm all ears!!

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Glad I could help 😊

posted almost 3 years ago
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