What to do if one loses all motivation in doing college work?
I am very disappointed in myself because I hate school. In 9th grade, I pretty much skipped school a lot because I hate it. I did get a 4.0 GPA in my senior year and graduated with a 3.6 GPA. I had a 1060 in my SAT which is very, very average but at least it's not below average. I know I can do it if I put my mind into it, but I just hate school. I also suffer from anxieties. My least favorite part about school is getting involved with people. Socializing and group work. I HATE that. I'm neglecting my own team mates for this group project we have to do. I get anxious when I have to work with them. Scared and nervous. Went through a nervous breakdown a week ago because of it. I only want an associates degree, but I can't put myself into doing the work. It's so boring. Plus, I get very anxious which is debilitating. I feel like I'm stuck. Very caged. Self-discipline I lack. No motivation... Anyone ever go through this? I need a psychologist but I can't afford it at all. I think I may be mentally unstable. Exercising helps with my anxieties, but it only lasts in the morning. I still lack the motivation to do my work. In the afternoon, my anxieties return as well as my depression. I think I may be bipolar.
Asked By: Jenny - 2/28/2013
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Doesn't sound like bipolar disorder, but more like a generalized anxiety disorder. You can get therapy for that and perhaps medication. Ask your doctor or consult with a psychiatrist. If you go to a mental health center, they usually provide services on a sliding scale. And your insurance would pay for it, except... More
Answered By: MomSezNo - 2/28/2013
Additional Answers (2)
You are not mentally unstable at all. You just learn differently. Most kids cant stand sitting in a class for hours because it's boring. Unfortunately, our system is built on this boring paradigm that was created hundreds of years ago for a society much different than ours. Everyone learns differently, and the school... More
Answered By: Atlas - 2/28/2013
I think that's not unusual, considering that students really get burned out with academics. What you can do is ask yourself, "what kind of work am I gonna get if I don't motivate myself in school?"
Answered By: Stacy Gand - 3/3/2013
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Legitimate Survey for Cash.Extra Money for You,Join Here!
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr Check Our Map of the 1700 Openings.
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Other Career Questions
Do most mechanical engineering jobs offer job security?
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.